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Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Estimated Costs – Per Semester

Item Cost for Full Time Cost for Part Time
DNP Program Tuition1
$5,315 for tuition and fees
~ $540.48 per credit for 3-8 credits
$5,315 total for 9-10 credit semesters
Professional Program Fees2 $2,429 $2,429
Books ~$500 ~$250
Malpractice Insurance $5 $5
Health Insurance Varies Varies
Travel for Program Orientation Varies Varies
Approximate Total Per Semester
~$8,249
~$7,999 (max w/9-10 credits)
Approximate Total for Program3
~$55,131
Program Length: 7 semesters
~$73,963
Program Length: 11 semesters

 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, white lab coat, and graduation regalia. Students should estimate an additional $1,000 for these items.

1Fees reflect the 2022-2023 rate and are subject to change. The Nursing Advisor can provide a cost analysis based upon your prior credits and degree(s). Non-resident students enrolled in eISU (online) courses will have the Non-Resident Tuition Fee waived before the program starts, resulting in our non-resident students being assessed Idaho Resident Tuition and Fees listed above. See the current ISU Cost of Attendance at isu.edu/cost/ and isu.edu/costinfo/.

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.

3Review the funding and support options for graduate students (isu.edu/graduate/funding-and-support/), and contact the Scholarship Office to see if you are eligible for scholarships (isu.edu/scholarships/apply-for-scholarships/graduate-students/).

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