Nursing Program Costs and Fees

2021 - 2022 Nursing Student Fees

Institutional Tuition and Fees

For the most current chart from Fiscal Affairs, please refer to their Tuition & Fee Schedule webpage.

NOTE: The chart below is based on in-state tuition.

Cost/Fee ASN Bridge BSN RN-to-BSN MSN
Tuition Per Credit Hour $95.00 $95.00 $169.33 $169.33 - $199.00 $300.00
Access Card Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00    
Activity Fee $85.00 $85.00 $85.00    
Athletic Fee $170.00 $170.00 $170.00    
Health Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00    
Special Institutional Fee $112.50 - $225.00 $112.50 - $225.00 $112.50 - $225.00 $225.00 $225.00
Student Center Facility Fee $280.00 $280.00 $280.00    
Technology Fee $65.00 $65.00 $65.00 $65.00 $65.00
Transportation Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00    


Nursing Program Costs AND FEES

NOTE: Please be aware that the fees below are estimates based on past trends. Consequently, fees and program costs may increase or decrease depending on factors like inflation, textbook updates, insurance cost adjustments, fee waivers, etc.

Nursing Entrance Exam $115.00 $115.00    
Uniform Cost, 1 Set (Class) $110.00 $110.00    
Uniform Cost, 1 Set (Clinical) [See Note Below] $130.00 $130.00    
ASU Scrub/Coat Iron-On Patch     $5.00 $5.00
Lab Coat     $30.00  
Nursing ID Badge $10.00 $10.00    
Skills Kits $45.00 $45.00    
Textbook Cost (Prog. Total) [See Note Below] $1,500.00 $2,200.00 $850.00 TBD
ATI Cost (Prog. Total) $1,500.00 $1,500.00    
ACEMAPP (Prog. Total) $100.00 $100.00    
Typhon (Prog. Total)       $90.00
RN Licensure Renewal (Prog. Total)       $65.00
BLS Certification (Prog. Total) $70.00 $70.00 $70.00 $140.00
Background Check (Prog. Total) $49.50 $49.50 $49.50  $148.50
Drug Screening (Prog. Total) $35.00 $70.00 $35.00 $105.00
Malpractice Insurance (Prog. Total) $30.00 $30.00 $35.00 $450.00
Mandatory Health Insurance (Prog. Total) [See Note Below] $5,000.00 $5,000.00 $2,000.00 $7,500.00 
Flu Vaccination (Prog. Total) $80.00 $80.00  $40.00 $120.00
TB Screening (Prog. Total) $50.00 $100.00 $50.00  $150.00
Health Physical (Prog. Total)       $200.00
Pinning Ceremony: Pin $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 (opt.)  
Pinning Ceremony: Stole $15.40 $15.40    
Pinning Ceremony: Cords     $20.00  
Graduation Fee $75.00 $75.00 $75.00  $75.00
Post-Graduation Licensure/Certification Exam Fees $320.00 $320.00    TBD


Regarding Additional Nursing Uniform Costs

All ASN nursing students are required purchase bandages scissors and a watch with a sweep second hand.

Additionally, for students attending the Pinning Ceremony, both ASN and BSN (excluding RN-to-BSN) students may be required to purchase white variations of their clinical uniform (white scrub top, bottom, socks/stockings, shoes) if the student does not already have these components.

Regarding Textbook Costs

Textbook costs can be mitigated by purchasing used or eBook variants of the required texts. Additionally, multiple sites also permit students to "rent" textbooks at a significantly reduced rate.

Regarding Mandatory Student Health Insurance

Beginning Fall Semester 2014, all new students accepted into ANY of the programs under the Darton College of Health Professions at ASU will be required to show proof of active Medical Insurance coverage. This is a new Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia mandate and not an ASU mandate. Students who do not have health insurance must purchase a USG student health insurance policy (SHIP). Fees for the USG SHIP will be added to student tuition each semester. Students who are already covered by an insurance policy (i.e., through parent plans, family plans, or employer-sponsored plans) can easily opt out of the plan by applying for a waiver though a secure online process. Thus, this fee can be waived completely depending on your current health insurance coverage. Once the information has been verified and approved, a waiver will be processed and posted to the student’s account. The waiver is only available for a specific time frame; therefore, students must apply in a timely fashion or they will be billed for the USG SHIP. Students who fail to submit credible health insurance and opt out online will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the system-wide student health insurance plan.

Regarding Unexpected Additional Clinical Site Costs

Students are subjected to compulsory background checks per clinical agency requirements and may also be required to submit to random tests for illegal use of controlled substance as a provided by the law or regulations of the contracting agency. If the site refuses to allow a student to attend clinical experiences, the nursing program is not obligated to find another clinical site. The student may not be able to complete the nursing program at ASU. Therefore, it is important to conduct personal record checks prior to admission to the nursing program.

Regarding Costs Related to Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure

Exposure Definition: Significant exposure includes contamination by blood or other body fluids or high titers of cell-associated or free virus via 1) percutaneous, e.g., needle stick; 2) perimucosal, e.g., splash in eye or mouth; or 3) cutaneous exposure, e.g., non-intact skin, or involving large amounts of blood or prolonged contact with blood, especially when exposed skin is chapped, abraded, or afflicted with dermatitis.

Faculty and/or students who experience a needle stick or other occupational exposure while on campus or in an academic setting are to do the following:

  1. Immediately report all blood or body fluid exposures via needle sticks, punctures, or broken skin or mucous membrane contact
    • Students: to the instructor;
    • Faculty: to the Chair/Assistant Chair of Nursing.
  2. Clean the area involved thoroughly with soap and water. For splash to eyes, mouth or nose, flush with copious amounts of water.
  3. Report to the Student Health Clinic for further evaluation. In the event the Student Health Clinic is not open, the faculty/student should proceed to the nearest Emergency Department. Faculty/student may be referred to the nearest Emergency Department for further treatment. Students are responsible for any cost incurred in the treatment and/or follow-up of an exposure. Faculty expenses will be covered by Worker’s Compensation; however, faculty must follow the University of Georgia Policy on Worker’s Compensation Benefits and Return-To-Work found online.
  4. Faculty will complete post exposure documentation to include: the route of exposure and circumstances related to the incident; and HBV/HIV antibody status of the source (if known).
  5. If the source person can be determined and permission is obtained, collection and testing of the source person’s blood will be done to determine the presence of HIV or HBV (per treating facility protocol). Students may incur additional expense for testing of the source. These results will be forwarded to the Emergency Department.
  6. Documentation of each incident and associated records will be kept in the faculty member/student’s file with limited access and strict confidentiality maintained.
  7.  During all phases of the follow-up, confidentiality of the faculty member/student will be protected.