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Accelerated Program Estimated Costs – Per Semester

Item Cost
Accelerated BS NURS Program Tuition1
$3,936 for in-state tuition
$12,663 for out-of-state tuition3
Professional Program Fees2 $977
Books ~$750 (~1,000 in 1st semester)
HESI Access Codes ~$160
Malpractice Insurance $5
Health Insurance Varies
Travel to Clinical Sites Varies
Approximate Total Per Semester1
In-State Costs: ~$5,828
Out-of-State Costs: ~$14,5553
Approximate Total for 3-Semester Program
In-State Costs: ~$17,734
Out-of-State Costs: ~$43,9153

Note: semester cost estimate above does not include other items you may need that are not purchased on a semester basis. Items may include but are not limited to application fees, background check, CPR certification, immunizations, uniforms and clinical supplies (scrubs, stethoscope, etc.), ISU parking pass, graduation regalia.

 1Fees reflect the 2021-2022 rate and are subject to change. The estimate above does not include remaining prerequisite non-NURS courses or any general education courses that may be required for graduation. The Nursing Advisor can provide a cost analysis based upon your prior credits and degree(s). See the current ISU Cost of Attendance at and

2In addition to ISU tuition and fees, a professional fee is assessed for all undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Nursing. Professional fees for the nursing programs are used to support faculty salaries, instruction support services, durable & disposable equipment and supplies, faculty and staff program travel, capital equipment and a reserve for maintenance and purchase of major capital items.

3Contact the Scholarship Office to see if you are eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange scholarship ( as well as for more details about the scholarship and the application deadline.