Cost of BSN - page 5

Im currently looking into getting my BSN In West Coast University. Its a 39 month program. The cost of tuition is 128,000 for the whole program. This blew me away at first but the upside is there is... Read More

  1. Visit  MunoRN profile page
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    Quote from Mrs.FlowersTheNurse
    Yup yup yup... I hear WCU peeps have great connections with the locals... I know a few grads and current students all of which are desired by the HR bigwigs...

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    BSN new grads with high debt loads are desirable to HR departments, which isn't necessarily a good thing.

    My facility just lifted a 3 year hiring freeze on BSN grads, specifically to fill positions we've been unable to fill; 8 hour night shifts at a 1.0 FTE and no set schedule (24 hour notice of when you're working for every shift), they're expecting to have no problem filling these with new grads who owe $125,000, as they put it "they'll do anything".
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  3. Visit  JillyRN profile page
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    I'm sure it's a really great school and apparently highly regarded in that area of the state. But take into account your future plans. Are you prepared to deal with $100K+ in student loans for a BSN? Were you hoping to buy a house or take vacations after graduation? Student loan debt is no joke. That is a very heavy burden to carry especially after 4 years of nursing school and entering the job market. Keep in mind that if you ever plan to move outside of that area, you're degree will easily be equivalent any other state or private university that offers a BSN. (I moved from Michigan to Hawaii after graduation, where my degree was from meant nothing regardless of how highly respected it was in my area)

    Now, if you are able to get assistance (scholarships, grants), and the cost is now comparable to other BSN programs, then go for it. But think about the freedom that comes with graduating, getting licensed, and actually keeping your wages, not sending them right to the banks. I started with my ADN in 2010, completely financed by scholarships. I took BSN pre-reqs through the CC, a couple CLEP exams, and then completed my BSN through a private university at a final cost of $9K. My payments are only $100 and I can see the end in sight. I make the same as all the other nurses regardless of ADN or BSN, Ivy League to Online degree. But I sure do love the disposable income that would have otherwise gone to a student loan
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  4. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    Thank you. When you're laughing at 24 to 36 thousand for a new grad, that is entirely accurate. I'm speaking of after taxes and deductions, the amount of money someone has in their pocket (net pay).
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  5. Visit  Mrs.FlowersTheNurse profile page
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    Quote from MunoRN

    BSN new grads with high debt loads are desirable to HR departments, which isn't necessarily a good thing.

    My facility just lifted a 3 year hiring freeze on BSN grads, specifically to fill positions we've been unable to fill; 8 hour night shifts at a 1.0 FTE and no set schedule (24 hour notice of when you're working for every shift), they're expecting to have no problem filling these with new grads who owe $125,000, as they put it "they'll do anything".
    Im only going to owe 30k max...

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  6. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    I think that some people are not very realistic about debt vs cost of living vs disposable income, until those bills start rolling in. 30 grand is still a sizable amount, and many new grads owe 2-3 times that amount. Factor in the additional interest, which can add years to the loan payments. Also, as I mentioned, 24-36 k is roughly the amount a new grad can expect to take home. If you are making 55 k a year, keep in mind that this is your GROSS. At the end of it all, you are actually taking home much less than that. Budgeting properly is essential when you are debating the cost of borrowing funds for any purpose.
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  7. Visit  Mrs.FlowersTheNurse profile page
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    Quote from joanna73
    I think that some people are not very realistic about debt vs cost of living vs disposable income, until those bills start rolling in. 30 grand is still a sizable amount, and many new grads owe 2-3 times that amount. Factor in the additional interest, which can add years to the loan payments. Also, as I mentioned, 24-36 k is roughly the amount a new grad can expect to take home. If you are making 55 k a year, keep in mind that this is your GROSS. At the end of it all, you are actually taking home much less than that. Budgeting properly is essential when you are debating the cost of borrowing funds for any purpose.
    I'm aware of all that, but, its 30k max... I have a few "scholarships" that im waiting to go through, work will reimburse for some of the charges upon completion and I will be making approx. 5k a month... so long as things so as planned with my current employment. Now, that being said... I see that I am deffinately a lucky minority.

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  8. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    I almost had a heart attack looking at that tuition! It honestly makes no financial or career sense.

    Even IF you live in Ca (and there are WCUs in other states with lower pay, like Texas, you're still not likely to be handed a great paying job right out of the gate. And that debt will eat you alive. Run.
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  9. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from samadams8
    I'm sorry, maybe it's me. But what credible school awards a person a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing with only 10 classes--even for RN-BSN degree completion?.

    Every reputable program in my area. 10 classes is usually around 30 credits, the amount 4 year universities usually require you take at their campus to receive a degree from their school. My ADN requires 75 credits, plus the ~30 prerequisites for the ADN-BSN, plus the 30 BSN credits = more than enough hours to warrant a bachelors degree. I needed 120 for my degree in psychology.
  10. Visit  NS Bubbly26 profile page
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    Wow! $128,000.00 for a BSN!?! Geez, I need to sit down for a moment. That's alot of money!
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  11. Visit  NurseKrieger profile page
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    WOW look at the midwest. My ENTIRE bsn costs under 30K from the U of ND. Mine cost nothing because I joined the Army. Over 50K and they are raping you.
  12. Visit  lumbarpain profile page
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    really ridiculous with all the money they want out of people that just want to help people, isnt it?
  13. Visit  Animeangel003 profile page
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    I am going to the Ontario campus... Everyone looks at that number and freaks... It's up to u and ur current financial situation... I qualify for the full fafsa and I am taking out federal loans totaling about 10,000$ a school year and paying 1,800 a month for the remander cost.
    I will only have about 30,000 in federal loans which isn't bad... I did not want to take a private loan out and the 1,800$ is durable for me... Everyone's situation is different, if you are able to do this then do it if not u can take out a smaller private loan and pay monthly the remainder... Financial aid at the school is very helpful, use them...good luck
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    Quote from Animeangel003
    I am going to the Ontario campus... Everyone looks at that number and freaks... It's up to you and your current financial situation... I qualify for the full fafsa and I am taking out federal loans totaling about 10,000$ a school year and paying 1,800 a month for the remainder cost.
    I will only have about 30,000 in federal loans which isn't bad... I did not want to take a private loan out and the 1,800$ is durable for me... Everyone's situation is different, if you are able to do this then do it if not you can take out a smaller private loan and pay monthly the remainder... Financial aid at the school is very helpful, use them...good luck
    You are using federal US loans for a school outside of the US?


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