Did You Guys Pay Too Much Tuition Too? - page 2

Hello All! I will be starting my hospital based CNA course which lasts 2 months before I jump into LVN training (15 months) and it will be costing me a whopping $32,000! I read on other ppls posts... Read More

  1. by   MBARNBSN
    My MBA cost less then the $32,000!!!
  2. by   L&D_2b
    Quote from lookingforward
    Hello All!
    I will be starting my hospital based CNA course which lasts 2 months before I jump into LVN training (15 months) and it will be costing me a whopping $32,000! I read on other ppls posts that even $15,000 was mind blowing! Could this be so? HELP!:uhoh21::uhoh21::uhoh21::uhoh21:
    I only pay $90 a credit hour at my local community college. I also have a previous degree, and I have finished all my sciences, so the core nursing classes for my RN program will cost me about $3000 total. However, let's not talk about what the previous degree costs me
    --Marci
  3. by   allthingsbright
    That is WAY too much--my RN program will cost me under 10,000. Oh my!!!!!!
  4. by   charebec65
    Seems rather exorbitant! I also paid around $8,000 for my pn program which included the CNA program, books, uniforms, stethascope, etc. I'm not transitioning LPN to RN to the tune of about $75 per credit hour at a local community college..... an excellent program at a very reasonable cost. Considering I'm not taking out any more school loans if I can help it, all this is coming out of my pocket. I wish my job had tuition reimbursement!
  5. by   Gragorin
    Wow, that is totally outrageous as the total cost for my CNA & Acute Care cert with NO subsidies of any kind was about $1,500 TOTAL. So yeah, I would say that $32K is a wee bit much..
  6. by   jessicah2
    I'm starting my LPN program at a private school in florida in September, no waiting lists and it is going to cost $14,000 for a 12 month program...
  7. by   OgopogoLPN
    The community college I have applied to will be a TOTAL of about $8500 for the 12 month LPN program.

    The private college in my town that offers LPN is $21,000!!!!
  8. by   sunnyjohn
    I will pay $36,000 for a direct entry nursing program. In 15 months we graduate with a MS in nursing. The $36K covers tuiton, fees, uniforms, insurance and books.


    It is expensive, but I think I am getting a fair deal, since it is a VERY well respected private school with an excellent repuation in various departments (nursing. Biology, PT, education) etc.

    I worked out my repayment scheduale before I applied. Even with a conservative salary, my frugal lifestyle will have my debt paid off in 24-30 months (without any hospital loan repayment)

    I'm on a timeline, so I have to ove quickly but thoughtfully. If I had kids or anyone depending on my salary post-NCLEX, I would not do this. If knew I couldn't live very frugally for 30 months to pay off my debt, I would never do this
  9. by   2bNurseNik
    I will be paying $40k myself. That doesn't include the cost of the pre-reqs that I've taken. I figure, hey, its my education -- my future. I'll just go to school for the rest of my life, anyway.
  10. by   lacedmm1
    Quote from lookingforward
    Hello All!
    I will be starting my hospital based CNA course which lasts 2 months before I jump into LVN training (15 months) and it will be costing me a whopping $32,000! I read on other ppls posts that even $15,000 was mind blowing! Could this be so? HELP!:uhoh21::uhoh21::uhoh21::uhoh21:
    Ok, I just did my calculations for my RN-BSN concurrent program and got a grand total of 6632.40. Granted I have not started my program yet but I am accepted for the Fall and that's what I will pay for my 2 year program, graduate with my ASN and then 1 semester after that I will have my BSN...not bad is it? Also, my CC doesn't have a waiting list, they accept on academic merit and if all of you pre-req's are finished. GOOD DEAL!!
  11. by   2bNurseNik
    Quote from lacedmm1
    Ok, I just did my calculations for my RN-BSN concurrent program and got a grand total of 6632.40. Granted I have not started my program yet but I am accepted for the Fall and that's what I will pay for my 2 year program, graduate with my ASN and then 1 semester after that I will have my BSN...not bad is it? Also, my CC doesn't have a waiting list, they accept on academic merit and if all of you pre-req's are finished. GOOD DEAL!!
    Rub it in why don't ya!:spin:
  12. by   lacedmm1
    Quote from NikNik
    Rub it in why don't ya!:spin:
    LOL, I didn't mean to sound like a BIG Jerk, but I can see where I did...sorry!
  13. by   charebec65
    With the pay difference between an LPN and an RN MSN I might pay $36,000 for a master's program but no way would I have paid that for my LPN.

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