Omg!!! - page 2

My best friend just got accepted to Medical School!!! She's going to be a doctor! I am so happy for her! My only concern is the $18,000+ price tag per year!!! Yep...per year!! OUCH!!! I... Read More

  1. by   zudy
    The cost of tuition now blows me away. I paid $18.00 per semester hour for my AD. Tells you how old I am!
  2. by   LaceyA.

    Thats so exciting that your friend got into med school! I know it's so expensive, my best friend just started last year, and had to take out a $32,000 loan to pay for school, books, supplies, ect...

    it's a lot of money

  3. by   EmeraldNYL
    This year I am borrowing $37,000 for my accelerated BSN program to cover tuition and living expenses. My fiance, who is a 3rd year med student, is borrowing $40,000 a year to cover tuition and living expenses. We are gonna be in debt for the rest of our lives!!!!
  4. by   ava'smomRN
    Congrats to your frined! i think 18000 is very cheap for med schoo, my nursing program is about that much
  5. by   renerian
    That is cheap. My stepdaughter has an upcoming bill of college at Ohio University of 16,000 per year......

  6. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by RN from OZ
    I cant believe you have to pay for the privilage to do nursing !!!
    the Uni course was free over here when I did it ! they charged $2,000 a semester for a couple of years, and now due to the nursing shortage it is free again.
    It's practically free here in Florida too, and most hospitals have programs to pay nurses to go to school.
  7. by   KidsLuvMe
    Well I was gonna ask if I should be a doctor instead of a nurse but I think that being a nurse will be just fine :-) Maybe I can work my way up to being some kind of doctor if I am so inclined to do so in the future. (After I have no other bills to pay and own a house)
  8. by   angelbear
    I paid 12,000 by the time I was done becoming an LPN. With the nursing shortage you would think there would be a whole heck of alot more programs to help people become nurses or nurses advance their degrees.
  9. by   manna
    Originally posted by FutureNurse2005 Is it really worth it for doctors??? I know that most doctors earn a nice living, but is that not extreme for tuition? Are other programs this costly?[/B]
    18K/year isn't really so bad... most all of the osteopathic schools are more than that... The tuition at the state school here is around $7K, but that's unbelievably cheap!

    Alot of MDs luck out and land jobs with loan forgiveness (I think many nurses end up in this situation as well, from what I've heard)....

    I haven't actually priced nursing school around here, but if tuition is the same for it as just general education at the university, it's probably hovering close to $2,000/semester for the BSN.

    (I've been hearing alot about this lately as my brother is an MD in his last year of residency.... and I hope I'll be there one day myself!)
  10. by   kermit27

    Ouch! that kind of money is incredible considering the career of largely public service in front of doctors and nurses.

    Y'all probably know this, but in the UK, not only is nursing tuition paid by the government, but on the diploma course (as opposed to the degree -- both end up with RN) you get a bursary to help cover living expenses. With London weighting, it's about 6000 per year ($9000?).

    And everyone here COMPLAINS that the bursary is too small....
  11. by   igloorn93
    That is awsome!!!!!! I'm originally from Ontario. What school will your friend be going to? Where are you going to school? Best of luck to both of you.
  12. by   charissa
    I used to wonder if i would prefer being a Doc when i was in school, but after seeing how they have to live, no way. The hassal, the malpractice ins, and the getting woke up at 3, 3:15, 3:45, and so on with calls from different floors and hospitals when on call? Kudos to those who are docs, now way id do it if you GAVE me the tuition $$
  13. by   CapeCodMermaid
    Mel D--
    A 16 month BSN program?? I assume you are already an RN.