Quote from p.xochil
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 no waiting time and you do graduate with a BSN. Any thoughts?
Hopefully, you are not really serious about going ahead with this program. Ridiculously high tuition can perhaps be justified for a nursing degree from a highly selective and nationally recognized program such as that at Johns Hopkins or U Penn, but $128k for a BSN from nearly anywhere else is madness in my opinion.
As a point of comparison, my BSN cost less than $15k, including books. Yes, I did it in stages: ADN through my local community college and the BSN on-line from a state-supported university and I saved where possible (always bought used textbooks
, usually the prior edition). You may not be able to mirror this but there are many alternatives that will run far less than $128k.
As a final point, and I can't emphasize this enough, DO NOT BORROW the $128k! You will be paying off a loan of that size for most of your life, perhaps even into retirement. I urge you to not borrow at all if possible but if you absolutely, positively have to, borrow as little as possible. Student debt is a ticking time bomb and will absolutely eat your up.