Cost of LPN school these days?

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  • Specializes in 5 years peds, 35 years med-surg.

I'm just curious about what the costs for LPN school are now in different areas. I went to school in 1969 and cost of the ENTIRE course was $150 at our vocational school. This included books, two uniforms, two caps (yes, I'm old..but I loved my cap), lunches in the cafeteria during clinicals, and our graduation uniform and pin. I can't even imagine what it is now. :uhoh3:

sigshaRN

33 Posts

The cost of my school was close to $20,000 and that did not include the NCLEX, no lunches, nothing but the cost of the course, books, and 2 uniforms. :angryfire

Specializes in ER/Trauma. Has 4 years experience.

Well, let's see....

53 credit hours at 80.30 per credit hour (if you are a resident, if not it is 162.35/hr)= 4255.90 for classes alone. 90.00 in "technology fee", 30.00 for the entrance exam, 2300.00 in textbooks, 275 in lab supplies, 250.00 for uniforms, 300 for all the immunizations and physical (if no insurance) 250 for the NCLEX, 296 for the ATI, 20 for state BON pics, 231.75 for the NCLEX review class and 275 for graduation and licensing fees...Total 8573.65, not including all the gas to and from school/clinical sites, lunches and all the gazillion school supplies. And this is for a community college even!! :angryfire

Ebony_RN

101 Posts

Specializes in RNC in OB and experience in Peds. Has 9 years experience.

$4,000 for tuition, books, uniforms, equipment, state boards, etc.

This is a year long program which I am currently enrolled in.

Hoping LVN2BSN

191 Posts

Specializes in Registry, all over the place. Has 1 years experience.

$23,457.18!!!!!!!

Course

Books

Uniforms

Equipment (steth, light, scissors)

NCLEX

IV Certification

2 week NCLEX review

as well as resume and interview training

Hoping LVN2BSN

191 Posts

Specializes in Registry, all over the place. Has 1 years experience.
Well, let's see....

20 for state BON pics

What is that?

Taxminia0311

165 Posts

In Ct state for the LPN Program at NETI-New England Tech Institure I just found out that they are charging $ 28,000.00 for their evening program and finacial aid doesn't cover the entire program either that is why my b#(#t is going through the Vocational way at Vinal Vocational Technical School but, first I have to pass the entrance exam and still have to wait to see if I'm excepted wish me luck....;) :lol2: 03/16/06 Change of mind I decided to go to NETI for LPN I was talking to this lady at my local walmart in Wallingford while I was shopping for some uniform for my Phlebtomy Clinical course and I was inform by here that Vinal Vocational Technical School has a waiting list of 500 applicants for their LPN Program Smokeyoak82358 I'll be joining you wait for me lololo I'm right behind you...lololo

I graduated from NETI in December. The cost for me was $14,000. I qualified for a student loan which I will start paying in June. I also had to pay $300. per month toward the amount I couldn't finance. It was a great program, long, hard, but well worth it. My whole graduating class passed the NCLEX-PN. I was hired in January, I love my job. Most of my classmates are working. The school has a great job placement department. The day program that I attended was 15 months long. Good luck to you wherever you end up going!

L&D_2b

506 Posts

I'm just curious about what the costs for LPN school are now in different areas. I went to school in 1969 and cost of the ENTIRE course was $150 at our vocational school. This included books, two uniforms, two caps (yes, I'm old..but I loved my cap), lunches in the cafeteria during clinicals, and our graduation uniform and pin. I can't even imagine what it is now. :uhoh3:

I live in Western PA and the current cost for tuition only at my school is $8,900. However, we all know that you can add a few thousand dollars to that figure for books, supplies, uniforms, etc.

babygal000

8 Posts

I'm in SF bay area -- did my research on a couple of LVN schools here.

Unitech in Hayward -- $28k

Western Career College in San Leandro -- $29k

the cheapest is... NCP -- $20k

however, they don't offer loans or financial aid... You're on your own.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 17 years experience.

I attended Casa Loma College in Van Nuys, California from Oct. 2004 to Oct. 2005 and the cost was $20,000 for one year.

Princess74

817 Posts

The cost here ranges, at the tech schools it $19,500.00 that includes books and uniforms. At the Hospital Based schools the cost is $6500.00 for tuition. You can easily figure another couple of grand into that for uniforms, books, supplies, etc....

I'm going for the Hospital program, it's better and waayyyy cheaper!

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