What's the most you're willing to pay for an ADN-BSN program? What is the average decent price?

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by Vee D Vee D, ADN Member

Specializes in PDN, Group home,School nurse,SNF,Wellness clinic. Has 11 years experience.

What's the most you're willing to pay for an ADN-BSN program? What is the average decent price?

TAKOO01

TAKOO01, BSN

Has 6 years experience. 1 Article; 239 Posts

This is such a broad question.  Too many variables to really help you figure out what ever it is you're figuring out. I think state schools are the cheapest option, and prices will probably vary widely. I probably would not go higher than 8 to 10 k a year.

FiremedicMike

FiremedicMike, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in 20+ years as a firefighter/paramedic, new ED RN. 258 Posts

My entire 2 year ADN program was 9,018 in tuition and probably another $2000 in books.

 

Check out your local community college, likely your cheapest option..

 

Vee D, ADN

Specializes in PDN, Group home,School nurse,SNF,Wellness clinic. Has 11 years experience. 39 Posts

On 6/17/2022 at 4:36 PM, FiremedicMike said:

My entire 2 year ADN program was 9,018 in tuition and probably another $2000 in books.

 

Check out your local community college, likely your cheapest option..

 

Why would I check out a community College for a BSN?

On 6/16/2022 at 8:36 PM, TAKOO01 said:

This is such a broad question.  Too many variables to really help you figure out what ever it is you're figuring out. I think state schools are the cheapest option, and prices will probably vary widely. I probably would not go higher than 8 to 10 k a year.

It's really not a broad complex question. It's pretty straightforward asking what you're willing to pay for an ADN to BSN program.

Vee D, ADN

Specializes in PDN, Group home,School nurse,SNF,Wellness clinic. Has 11 years experience. 39 Posts

I'm really confused by the answers. Are you guys not understanding what I'm asking? The question seems to be pretty clear I thought

FiremedicMike

FiremedicMike, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in 20+ years as a firefighter/paramedic, new ED RN. 258 Posts

3 hours ago, Jenny Lee said:

Why would I check out a community College for a BSN?

It's really not a broad complex question. It's pretty straightforward asking what you're willing to pay for an ADN to BSN program.

My mistake, I obviously misread your post.

My answer for how much I’d pay for ADN to BSN is $0.  I was hired somewhere which offers free tuition for RN to BSN as a benefit, which is the norm in this area.

If you insist on paying your own way, I believe Ohio University’s online program is the cheapest at under $10,000.

Vee D, ADN

Specializes in PDN, Group home,School nurse,SNF,Wellness clinic. Has 11 years experience. 39 Posts

18 minutes ago, FiremedicMike said:

My mistake, I obviously misread your post.

My answer for how much I’d pay for ADN to BSN is $0.  I was hired somewhere which offers free tuition for RN to BSN as a benefit, which is the norm in this area.

If you insist on paying your own way, I believe Ohio University’s online program is the cheapest at under $10,000.

OK yeah I went back and read my question . I thought maybe people though I was asking for both an ADN and BSN. Yeah under 10k is what I'm going for aswell. Seems to be ballpark from most of the schools I spoke to

FiremedicMike

FiremedicMike, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in 20+ years as a firefighter/paramedic, new ED RN. 258 Posts

5 minutes ago, Jenny Lee said:

OK yeah I went back and read my question . I thought maybe people though I was asking for both an ADN and BSN. Yeah under 10k is what I'm going for aswell. Seems to be ballpark from most of the schools I spoke to

Are there no employers there offering it as a perk?  It’s abnormal in this area for that to not be a baked in benefit..

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 20 years experience. 3,597 Posts

Depending on where you work the cost could be zero. Many employers offer tuition assistance, check with HR to see if it's offered and what you need to do to take advantage. Only downside I can see there is they likely will expect you to stay employed with them for a period of time or pay back the tuition assistance received.  If you like the employer well enough and have no plans to leave this is not a problem.

If you need to or simply choose to fund it yourself there's several programs that advertise the degree for $10,000 or less. Heck I just did a quick Google search for cheapest online  ADN to BSN and couldn't believe how many hits there are. Sounds like as good a way as any to start comparing programs

Vee D, ADN

Specializes in PDN, Group home,School nurse,SNF,Wellness clinic. Has 11 years experience. 39 Posts

23 hours ago, kbrn2002 said:

Depending on where you work the cost could be zero. Many employers offer tuition assistance, check with HR to see if it's offered and what you need to do to take advantage. Only downside I can see there is they likely will expect you to stay employed with them for a period of time or pay back the tuition assistance received.  If you like the employer well enough and have no plans to leave this is not a problem.

If you need to or simply choose to fund it yourself there's several programs that advertise the degree for $10,000 or less. Heck I just did a quick Google search for cheapest online  ADN to BSN and couldn't believe how many hits there are. Sounds like as good a way as any to start comparing programs

That's what I'm in the process of doing now comparing.  But once you put in an inquiry they start blowing your phone up and rushing you. It's rather annoying. Thank you, yes I enjoy my current job so I'll check with hr see what schools they're partnered with aswell 

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 20 years experience. 3,597 Posts

22 minutes ago, Jenny Lee said:

That's what I'm in the process of doing now comparing.  But once you put in an inquiry they start blowing your phone up and rushing you. It's rather annoying. Thank you, yes I enjoy my current job so I'll check with hr see what schools they're partnered with aswell 

Easy way to avoid them blowing up your phone. Just register for a Google Voice account, choose your phone number for the account and use that number. I've had a Google voice number for years, use it specifically for that reason. Any website that requires a contact number gets the Google one.   I have it set up to not ring on my phone but I do get notifications whenever there is a message so I can easily check the message and delete it or respond if I want to. It makes a great spam filter!