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Traditional Program Estimated Costs – Per Semester

Item Cost
Traditional BS NURS Program Tuition1
$3,978 for in-state tuition
$12,967 for out-of-state tuition3
Professional Program Fees2 $1169
Books ~$500 (~$1,000 in 1st semester)
HESI Access Codes ~$120
Malpractice Insurance $5
Health Insurance Varies
Travel to Clinical Sites Varies
Approximate Total Per Semester1
In-State Costs: ~$5,772
Out-of-State Costs: ~$14,6493
Approximate Total for 4-Semester Program1
In-State Costs: ~$23,091
Out-of-State Costs: ~$59,0463

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. Students should estimate about an additional $1,500 for these items.

1Fees reflect the 2022-2023 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.


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