Tuition & Fees

Please refer to the following website for information on tuition and fees (Adobe PDF Reader required):

http://www.lsuhsc.edu/tuition/


Additional Fees

Undergraduate
  • Traditional BSN - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Uniforms - purchase through the Bookstore.
    Polo shirts & white lab coat - purchase through the Bookstore. ~$150.00 + tax due upon acceptance into nursing school.
    Supply "Purple" bag - purchase through the Bookstore. LSU Logo Stethoscope, protective goggles, and blood pressure cuff are included in the supply bag - LSU Nursing Kit ~$300.00 + tax one time fee due the beginning of the 1st semester of nursing school.
    Purchase of a wristwatch with second hand, scissors, penlight, protective goggles, and hemostat
    Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) - comprehensive assessment of the nursing courses and concepts as the student progresses through the curriculum. ATI is one of the assessments used to prepare the student for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). ~$744.00 + tax in 3 divided payments of $248 due in the beginning of the 1st 3 semesters of nursing school.
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen $33.52
    Background screen $34.00/year
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Malpractice Insurance ~$40.00 one time fee due upon acceptance into nursing school.
    For LSBN (Louisiana State Board of Nursing) to enter clinical courses: See itemized costs below due the beginning of the 1st semester of nursing school:
    Application ~$90.75
    Digital fingerprints for LSBN application to enter clinical courses ~$30.00/2sets of cards
    AHA BLS (American Heart Association Basic Life Support) ~$35.00 every other year
    Needle stick Insurance ~$16.54 every 6 months (Jan-June & July - Dec) on fee bill.
    Books and school supplies ~$3400 estimated total cost during duration of program.
    Computer system that is compatible with the LSUHSC computing equipment with a webcam
    For graduating students

    cap and gown fee
    diploma fee
    nursing pin
    Itemized costs below due the final semester of nursing school:
    $55.00
    $25.00
    $60 optional cost final semester
    Expenses related to Application for Registered Nurse licensure

    Louisiana State fee
    Criminal record check/Fingerprint fee
    NCLEX fee
    NCLEX-RN review course
    Itemized costs below due the final semester of nursing school:
    ~$100.00
    ~$100.00
    ~$200.00
    ~$350.00 optional at the end of nursing school.
    Random drug testing ~$33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing
    Public transportation is available to most hospitals, health agencies. Personal transportation is recommended. Transportation and related travel expenses are the responsibility of the student
  • CARE - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Uniforms - purchase through the Bookstore.
    Polo shirts & white lab coat - purchase through the Bookstore. ~$150.00 + tax due upon acceptance into nursing school.
    Supply "Purple" bag - purchase through the Bookstore. LSU Logo Stethoscope, protective goggles, and blood pressure cuff are included in the supply bag. - LSU Nursing Kit ~$300.00 + tax one time fee due the beginning of the 1st semester of nursing school on the school fee bill.
    Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) - comprehensive assessment of the nursing courses and concepts as the student progresses through the curriculum. ATI is one of the assessments used to prepare the student for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). ~$744.00 + tax in 3 divided payments of $248 due in the beginning of the 1st 3 semesters of nursing school.
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen $33.52
    Background screen $34.00/year
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Malpractice Insurance ~$40.00 one time fee due upon acceptance into nursing school.
    For LSBN (Louisiana State Board of Nursing) to enter clinical courses: See itemized costs below due the beginning of the 1st semester of nursing school:
    Application ~$90.75
    Digital fingerprints for LSBN application to enter clinical courses ~$30.00/2sets of cards
    AHA BLS (American Heart Association Basic Life Support) ~$35.00 every other year
    Needle stick Insurance ~$16.54 every 6 months (Jan-June & July - Dec) on fee bill.
    Books and school supplies ~$3400 estimated total cost during duration of program.
    Computer system that is compatible with the LSUHSC computing equipment with a webcam
    For graduating students

    cap and gown fee
    diploma fee
    nursing pin
    Itemized costs below due the final semester of nursing school:
    $54.00
    $25.00
    $60 optional cost final semester
    Expenses related to Application for Registered Nurse licensure

    Louisiana State fee
    Criminal record check/Fingerprint fee
    NCLEX fee
    NCLEX-RN review course
    Itemized costs below due the final semester of nursing school:
    ~$100.00
    ~$100.00
    ~$200.00
    ~$350.00 optional at the end of nursing school.
    Random drug testing ~$40.00; additional fees apply for repeat testing
    Public transportation is available to most hospitals, health agencies. Personal transportation is recommended. Transportation and related travel expenses are the responsibility of the student
  • Uniforms
    Polo shirts - purchase through the Bookstore
    $30/shirt + tax due upon acceptance into nursing school:
    Purchase of a wristwatch with second hand, stethoscope, scissors, penlight, protective goggles, and hemostat
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen
    Background screen
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)

    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
     
    $33.52
    $34.00
    Malpractice Insurance ~$40.00 one time fee due upon acceptance into nursing school.
    Needle stick Insurance ~$16.54 every 6 months (Jan-June & July - Dec) on fee bill.
    Books and school supplies ~$1000 estimated total cost during duration of program.
    Computer system that is compatible with the LSUHSC computing equipment with a webcam ~$1200.00
    For graduating students
    cap and gown fee
    diploma fee
    nursing pin
     
    $55.00 final semester fee bill
    $25.00 final semester fee bill
    $60.00 optional cost final semester
    Random drug testing ~$33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing
    Public transportation is available to most hospitals, health agencies. Personal transportation is recommended. Transportation and related travel expenses are the responsibility of the student
Graduate
  • Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG CNS) - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books - estimated total cost during duration of program. $1,118.00
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen $33.52
    Background screen $62.00/year
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    AHA BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00/1 year and $60/6 mon.
    Lab Coats (2) $100.00
    Malpractice insurance $140.00/year
    NACNS Associate membership $109.00/year
    AG CNS Live Review(APEA) $465.00 - 525.00
    Mometrix Text Prep Guide $56.65
    APRN Licensure $140.75
    ANCC - AG CNS Certifcation Exam $270 - 395.00 Discounts for professional membership
    Poster $100.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.00
    Random drug testing $33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing
  • Clinical Nurse Leader MSN - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books - estimated total cost during duration of program. $1,200.00
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen $33.52
    Background screen $62.00/year
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Malpractice insurance $80.00/year
    AHA BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00/1 year and $60/6 mon.
    Lab Coats (1) $50.00
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    Clinical Nurse Leader Association (student membership) $100.00/year
    ANCC Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Exam Review Course (optional) $300.00 - $600.00
    ANCC – Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Exam $270.00 - 395.00 Discounts for professional membership
    Graduation Fee $50.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $110.00
    Random drug testing $33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing
  • Doctor of Nursing Science – Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books - estimated total cost during duration of program. $2,500.00
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen $33.52
    Background screen $62.00/year
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    AHA BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    Qualitative Data Analysis Software $170.00
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00/1 year and $60/6 mon.
    Lab Coats (1) $50.00
    SNRS Membership $115.00/year
    Poster $100.00
    Professional Conference (Research Conference) $150.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.00
    Random drug testing $33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing
  • Executive Nurse Leader BSN to DNP - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books - estimated total cost during duration of program. $2,000.00
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen $33.52
    Background screen $62.00/year
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    AHA BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00/1 year and $60/6 mon.
    Lab Coats (1) $50.00
    Malpractice insurance $140.00/year
    American Nurses Association including LSNA (highly encouraged) $200 to $300/ year
    Nurse Executive Advanced Certification Exam Review Course (optional) $300.00 - $600.00
    ANCC – Nurse Executive Advanced Certification Exam (optional) $270.00 - 395.00 Discounts for professional membership
    Poster $100.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.00
    Random drug testing $33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing
  • Nurse Anesthesia - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books - estimated total cost during duration of program. ~$6000.00
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen ~$33.52
    Background screen ~$62.00
    Random drug testing ~$33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    AANA Malpractice insurance ~$275.00/year
    AHA BLS (All NP Students),
    ACLS (AGACNP only),
    PALS (PNP-AC only)
    ~$325.00 (every 2 years)
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) ~$90.00
    Lab Coats (2) ~$100.00
    Stethoscope ~$110.00
    Travel Costs ~$3729 per year
    Poster ~$100.00
    Professionl Conference Registration ~$750.00
    NBCRNA National Certification Exam ~$995.00
    NBCRNA Self Evaluation Exam ~$250.00
    Apex Anesthesia Review ~$359.20
    APRN Licensure Fees ~$200.00
    Diploma Fee ~$100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown ~$185.00
  • Nurse Educator - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books - estimated total cost during duration of program. $3,000.00
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen $33.52
    Background screen $62.00/year
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Malpractice insurance $120.00/year
    AHA BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00/1 year and $60/6 mon.
    Lab Coats (1) $50.00
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    Graduation Fee $50.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $110.00
    Random drug testing $33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing
  • Nurse Practitioner - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books
    AGACNP
    AGPCNP
    NNP
    PCFNP
    PNP-AC
    PNP-PC
    PMHNP
     
    $1300.00
    $700.00
    $1000.00
    $1100.00
    $900.00
    $900.00
    $800.00
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen $33.52
    Background screen $62.00/year
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Malpractice insurance $250.00/year
    AHA BLS (All NP students)
    ACLS (AGACNP only)
    PALS (PNP-AC only)
    NRP (NNP only)
    $130.00 every other year
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, at least – can obtain from bookstore) $30.00
    Lab Coats (2) $100.00
    LANP Student Membership $50.00 per year
    Poster $100.00
    3 P’s Diagnostic Examination (excluding NNP) $150.00
    Population-specific predictive examination (PCFNP, AGPCNP, & AGACNP) $71.00
    Respective NP Certification Review Course (travel & accomodations not included)

    AGACNP
    AGPCNP
    NNP
    PCFNP
    PNP-AC
    PNP-PC
    PMHNP
     


    $250-600.00
    $300-600.00
    None
    $300-650.00
    $300-450.00
    $250-400.00
    $400-625.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.00
    Random drug testing $33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing
  • PhD in Nursing – Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books - estimated total cost during duration of program. $3,500.00
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen $33.52
    Background screen $62.00/year
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    AHA BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    Qualitative Data Analysis Software $170.00
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00/1 year and $60/6 mon.
    Lab Coats (1) $50.00
    SNRS Membership $115.00/year
    Poster $100.00
    Professional Conference (Research Conference) $150.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.00
    Random drug testing $33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing
  • Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice – Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books - estimated total cost during duration of program. $1,200.00
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen $33.52
    Background screen $62.00/year
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Malpractice insurance Varies by specialty
    AHA BLS (ACLS, PALS may be required by specialty) $35.00 (every other year)
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00/1 year and $60/6 mon.
    Lab Coats (1) $50.00
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    Graduation Fee $50.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $110.00
    Random drug testing $33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing
  • Public/Community Health Nursing- Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books - estimated total cost during duration of program. $3,500.00
    Mandatory Requirements
    Urine drug screen $33.52
    Background screen $62.00/year
    Titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) annually or health screening if previous positive TB Skin test (depends on health insurance carrier)
    Malpractice Insurance $120.00/year
    AHA BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00/1 year and $60/6 mon.
    Lab Coats (1) $70.00
    APHA Student Membership $85.00/year
    Annual APHA Meeting (must attend at least one) $1500.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.00
    Random drug testing $33.52; additional fees apply for repeat testing