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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   S-Tech
    Hi All,

    That is amazing the prices you have to pay for an education!!!

    I am a student nurse in Australia doing my bachelor of nursing it is a 3 year course(In aus we call them RN div 1 i think it is the same as your RN's). And all i have to pay at the end is around $12,000 and it will come out of my wages when i get a job. other then that it is just the books that work out to be around $500 a year and an admin fee to the university which is about $150 each semester. the government heavly subsidises all university courses in australia.

    I am glad i am from down under.
  2. by   Tweety
    I forgot to mention too the State of Florida has a program that if someone goes to nursing school the state will pay for it, if they stay in Florida when they graduate.

    But the cost of higher education is way out of control. My spouse is going to grad school and his fees are outrageous.
  3. by   Teshiee
    My nursing schooling was free! All I had to do is furnish books and my uniform. California has a fee waiver thank goodness for that. Congradulations for your friend. That is cheap and she will not have a problem paying it back!
  4. by   FutureNurse2005
    Originally posted 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.
    she is going to U of Toronto, and I am hoping for Humber!
  5. by   peaceful2100
    Wow, Congratulations to your friend. $18,000.00 is definitely cheap for medical school that was the price I paid for a year year of nursing school and that was for 2 years. The first 2 years I went to a community college and took the basics but yeah $18,000.00 is good. I have a friend in Medical school and she pays about $25,000.00 a year that is not including the fees, books, and other things they have to get.
  6. by   EricTAMUCC-BSN
    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.
    I find that hard to believe.