kaiamc 69 Posts Nov 12, 2012 Good luck everyone, I made the Fall 2012 class and wanted to let you guys know the program is totally do-able. Some weeks are harder than others but most importantly, prepare for a scramble of activity after acceptance and a start up expense of $2,000 dollars and up to $3,000 if you go all out. Be aware that you don't get financial aid to help until the start of the semester. Books were appx $500 for e-books (trust me you will need the e-books so don't go hunting down bargains on amazon ect, some from out program did this only to regret it later, the N15 course and N16 course both have online courses that are built into this e-bundle) and $900 if you want hardcopies with the e-books, plus $150 for mandatory NCLEX prep books from ATI (again dont bother bargain hunting as this cost also includes online tests). You'll need a stethoscope $70-120 if you buy a Littman, a clipboard for clinical, and disposable penlights (several as batteries run out on these) as well as the uniforms which are appx $300 for two sets of scrubs (must be purchased from the Dove supplier, great quality scrubs though). You'll want comfortable, high-quality white close toed shoes ($50-150), you will be paying for background checks ($100 ) and titers/immunizations/tb test if you are not insured (if you are a current sac state student you can get them for free at The Well). $15 is the cost of the badges for clinical (the only thing you actually HAVE to purchase through the CNSA). You will be drug tested but that cost is built into the background check. You will also need health insurance as a former poster stated. That cost will depend on your personal circumstances mine is $600 per month out of pocket for an HMO but an emergency care high deductible plan might be found for minimal cost IDK. Just giving you guys a heads up, the cost was a major burden for me as well as a surprise and I wish I would have known ahead of time. Again there might be some other minimal costs that I may have forgotten but this is all the major stuff. Good luck! You will all probably get in :) see you next semester!