40,0000 for RN program

  1. Did anyone ever pay 40,000 or more for a RN program? if so how much did u have to pay a month?
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  3. by   PAERRN20
    Is this a BSN, ASN, or diploma? If it's not a BSN that is an awful lot of money. I have a BSN that was under $25k. I get the impression that you think $40k is too much. It is. Have you considered community colleges for an ASN or hospital diploma programs? They are often the cheapest route to a RN license. I wouldn't pay $40k to become an RN when there are much much affordable routes.
  4. by   KatyAtlanta
    The Georgia Technical College System offers ADN (RN) programs at various colleges through the state. At Columbus Technical College, if pre-reqs are completed, the nursing component only takes 6 quarters. The in-state tuition is less than $700 per quarter, AND the state lottery-funded HOPE scholarship is available, which pays tuition and gives a book allowance. The NCLEX pass rate is in the upper 90s. Of course, there are about three applicants for every space, so admission is very competitive.
    Look around. Other states are likely to have similar programs. Why pay more when programs of such quality are available to those who work hard and score high enough on N-PAX?
  5. by   lolwut
    no, but i am debating whether i should pay 50,000 for an ADN program. it is a lot. i am not sure if it is worth it, but the other alternatives are to wait 2+ years. monthly payments have got to be a *****.
  6. by   tsalagicara
    Is this at a private, for-profit vocational institute? If so, please be very wary of those schools. I started out at one like that and it was a huge scam. A lot of the for-profit schools have complaints lodged against them and a lot of those complaints have to do with money, among other things. Most of those types of schools (for-profit trade schools/colleges) penalize you if you have to withdraw early for any reason (the one I was at tried to penalize me for that by "prorating" my tuition and I've read and heard about the same thing from many others). I'm not saying all private for-profit schools are bad, but please just be cautious. Especially if they want you to have the entire cost of tuition covered up front, before you start, and pressure you to get a pricey alternative loan. I feel like some of those schools are taking advantage of people that don't have time to wait on a waitlist, to do a mile long list of pre-reqs or to get a perfect GPA for admission.

    Again, I'm not saying all private for-profit schools are scams. I just want to warn others about what happened to me and to be wary. And yes, I personally think $40,000 is too much for an associate's degree RN program.

    Good luck on whatever you decide and I hope you find the right school for you!
  7. by   Curious_53
    The college that I am going to to receive my RN (Bachelor's) is up to 42,000 this year. It goes up about 2 grand a year (it was 40,000 when I started) so it will probably be about 46,000 for my last year!

    Better hope I get a job, huh?
  8. by   tiffdeandre
    Quote from Curious_53
    The college that I am going to to receive my RN (Bachelor's) is up to 42,000 this year. It goes up about 2 grand a year (it was 40,000 when I started) so it will probably be about 46,000 for my last year!

    Better hope I get a job, huh?
    what school is this? and do u pay how much the program was when u first started or do u have to pay whatever the program costs when u finish?
  9. by   Medic09
    That is an insane amount of money for an undergraduate degree, unless you're attending a well-ranked school for four years. A good state school should cost much less in most places. It is unconscionable for an ADN.

    My wife and I are both college + grads, and so are three of our kids (two in grad school now). It genuinely pains me when people post here that they're considering paying these outrageous sums, going into to deep debt for an education that can be had at 1/3 the cost in reputable state universities and colleges.

    One of my young coworkers is almost $40K in debt. We both got BSN degrees (both 'second degree' programs), but my State U. education cost 1/4 what she paid. She isn't making any more than I am; so much of her earnings are going to service her debt and get it done. I am debt free.

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  10. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from Curious_53
    The college that I am going to to receive my RN (Bachelor's) is up to 42,000 this year. It goes up about 2 grand a year (it was 40,000 when I started) so it will probably be about 46,000 for my last year!

    Better hope I get a job, huh?
    Huh?

    $40,000 + $42,000 + $44,000 + $46,000 = $172,000

    You're really paying that much for a bachelor's degree? In nursing?

    I can only hope that you've got serious family money otherwise that's just crazy.
  11. by   Valerie Salva
    I have a good friend who got his PhD in 2001. The cost was $70,000. at a state university.
  12. by   Neveranurseagain
    I would REALLY think twice about spending that much $$$ in today's economy, esp. with the problem that many new grads have finding employment. If you do take the plunge, be prepared afterward to move to a state where there really is a nursing shortage.
  13. by   NRSKarenRN
    from penn state university: 2009-10 estimated undergraduate costs

    university park:
    pa resident: $14,426.00
    non-pa resident: $26,020.00
    rm board $8,300.00
    books$1,900.00
    total pa resident: $24,626.00* for 2009-2010 year

    so bsn from our state college will cost you $70 000 (if live near middle state and can commute) to $100,000 living on campus.... going to drexel university? add another $10,000 for tuition + $ 5,000 more for housing per year.


    versus ~ $ 5,000 year http://www.ccac.edu/default.aspx?id=137210 to $7,500/year http://www.dccc.edu/tuition/ for community college program if not in sponsoring school district.
  14. by   libnat
    It will be almost $40,000 all total for my bsn at my state university (university of louisville). Wouldn't pay it for an adn though. My parents are covering most of my costs so don't expect that much loan debt in the end.

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