College of Technology

Practical Nursing Program

Books & Supplies

Textbooks may be purchased at the University Bookstore located at the Pond Student Union - Building #14. Typically, the textbooks for the entire program are purchased at the beginning of the first semester in a box set. Costs for the box set are approximately $1100 to $1200. A shipping charge will be added for mail orders. See the bookstore’s website for more information on purchasing or reserving books or for refund policy information. Please remember to save your receipts – they are often required for grants, and may be required if a new edition of one of your textbooks is released during the program.

Computer

The coursework includes both on-line and in-class components. This requires the student to have a laptop for use during class, as well as an ISU Computer Account. The recommended minimum laptop configuration is as follows:

Laptop Configuration Guidelines
Component Recommended Configuration
Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T5500 (1.66GHz)
Memory 2GB
Hard Drive 80GB
Optical Drive CD-RW / DVD
Wireless 802.11b/g
Ethernet 1Gb
Battery life 3-4 hours
Warranty 3 year
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Office Suite MS Office Professional 2007
Uniform/Computer Account/Lab Fees - Fall Semester
DESCRIPTION APPROXIMATE PRICE
ISU Computer Account $35.00
Malpractice Insurance (clinical practicum) $15.00
Physical Examination/Immunizations (completed prior to first semester) $250.00
Lab fees (Due at Fall semester registration fee payment) $160.00
Validation Testing Fees $70.00
Uniform Package (Uniforms will be required for clinical. Uniforms are
purchased in a package deal from a local vendor. Items such as
stethoscopes, penlights, etc. can also be purchased at this time.
Date/time for fittings and purchase will be announced.
$200.00

Optional

The PN Program is located at the Continuing Education Building at South 8th Avenue. No parking pass is required at this location. However, to park on main campus, a Parking Pass for General Lots may be required. Costs are $55.00/year or $40.00/semester.

 
APPROXIMATE TOTAL - FALL SEMESTER $730.00

APPROXIMATE TOTAL EXPENSES - FIRST SEMESTER $1280.00

SECOND SEMESTER - Spring

Computer Account/Lab Fees
DESCRIPTION APPROXIMATE PRICE
Computer Lab fees $35.00
Lab fees (Due at Spring semester registration fee payment) $320..00
Validation Testing Fees $25.00

Optional

A tradition in nursing includes the purchase of a graduation pin. The pins will be ordered in the Spring Semester, to be presented upon graduation in the Summer. Pin prices range from $50.00 to $475.00, depending on the style and preference.

 
APPROXIMATE TOTAL - SECOND SEMESTER $380.00

1/2 SEMESTER - SUMMER SESSION

MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES
DESCRIPTION APPROXIMATE PRICE
Computer Lab Fees $30.00
Validation Testing Fees $150.00
State Board of Nursing Field Trip $125.00
NCLEX State Board Examination $275.00
Lab fees (Due at Summer semester registration fee payment) $ 320.00
Malpractice Insurance (clinical practicum) $15.00
Parking pass - (one semester fee for General Lot) (optional) $(25.00)
Graduation Application fee for first Certificate/Degree $20.00
Graduation Pin (School Pin - optional) $(50.00)
APPROXIMATE TOTAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES - SUMMER SESSION $935.00

APPROXIMATE TOTAL EXPENSES - SUMMER SESSION $935.00

APPROXIMATE TOTAL BOOKS, UNIFORM, SUPPLIES - ENTIRE PROGRAM $3,245.00

ISU tuition and insurance is not included in the above listed fees. Anticipate additional expenses associated with this program:
Academic courses as part of pre-requisites; Transportation, parking, child care, housing. You must check your class schedule to determine textbooks required by instructor

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209