How much did you/would you pay for BSN?

  1. Hello everyone!

    I recently graduated with an A.S in Biology along with completing all my prerequisites for nursing programs in my area. I have a 3.9 science gpa & unfortunately a 3.0 cumulative which is not even high enough to apply to any of my local state schools which are very affordable. It's my fault for making my fair share of mistakes along the way & I'm paying for it now.

    I was accepted to a private university (Azuza Pacific) which is about $80k. They have a great program from what I've heard but the cost seems like too much for me. I'm very torn.

    My counselor at my CC said I have a good shot at getting into my schools ADN program but I've done my research & viewed job postings & almost ever hospital in my area says they desire a BSN.

    So my question is what's the most you would pay for a BSN or how much did you pay for yours?

    Any advice?
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  3. by   hopefulkim99
    Hi! Have you decided if you will be attending APU yet?
  4. by   Neo Soldier
    Most hospitals prefer a BSN but that doesn't mean you will not get hired if you have an ADN. Regardless of what you graduate with, you're still a new grad and the most important thing is getting your foot in the door which an ADN degree will do for you.
    You can go on to get your RN-BSN degree online and in Ohio university for example, it may cost you $7000 and you get your BSN in a year.
    If you're thinking of cutting costs and saving time then go to a CC.
    State schools may cost less for a BSN though so don't count them out.
    Private schools are expensive and I wouldn't recommend going to a school that will cost $80,000.
  5. by   NursingHopeful95
    Quote from hopefulkim99
    Hi! Have you decided if you will be attending APU yet?

    Hi! I have not decided yet. My local community colleges application period opens up in August - September If I don't get in to any CC's then i will go to Apu.
  6. by   NursingHopeful95
    Quote from Neo Soldier
    Most hospitals prefer a BSN but that doesn't mean you will not get hired if you have an ADN. Regardless of what you graduate with, you're still a new grad and the most important thing is getting your foot in the door which an ADN degree will do for you.
    You can go on to get your RN-BSN degree online and in Ohio university for example, it may cost you $7000 and you get your BSN in a year.
    If you're thinking of cutting costs and saving time then go to a CC.
    State schools may cost less for a BSN though so don't count them out.
    Private schools are expensive and I wouldn't recommend going to a school that will cost $80,000.
    That was the original plan! However I've heard so much "80% BSN by 2020" it's scary to think I can get through nursing school at a CC only to not get a job I'm so conflicted.

    Unfortunately I don't even meet the cumulative gpa to apply to state schools. I've been to some informational meetings & they've said if you don't have a 4.0 your odds aren't great.
  7. by   Neo Soldier
    Yes the plan is that you need a BSN by 2020. That's what hospitals will prefer. This does not mean that you will be unhireable; it just means that you will be a bed side nurse and you may not get the best places...so no Kaiser or magnet hospitals. I will suggest you apply to your local CC. Don't just apply to one school. Apply to schools around you. Also look at their selection criteria to see your odds of getting in. Look at what yes they require: teas or hesi?
    Apply to your state schools as well. Just bear in mind that nursing is impacted so get in where you fit in- provided it's accredited.
    Once you get your degree, you can figure out where you go from there.

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