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 ~$385.00 + 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). ~$615.00 + tax one time fee due the beginning of the 1st semester of nursing school.
    CastleBranch Portal See itemized costs below one time fees due upon acceptance into nursing school:
    High level background check
    ~$80.00
    Urine drug screen ~$46.00
    Immunization Tracker ~$40.00
    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:
    $54.99
    $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
  • 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 ~$385.00 + tax one time fee due the beginning of the 1st semester of nursing school on the school fee bill.
    Purchase of a wristwatch with second hand, stethoscope, 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). ~$615.00 + tax one time fee due the beginning of the 1st semester of nursing school.
    CastleBranch Portal See itemized costs below one time fees due upon acceptance into nursing school:
    Immunization Tracker
    High level background check

    ~$130.00
    Urine drug screen ~$40.00
    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 See itemized cost below due upon acceptance into nursing school:
    Polo shirts - purchase through the Bookstore. ~$30.00/shirt
    Purchase of a wristwatch with second hand, stethoscope, scissors, penlight, protective goggles, and hemostat
    CastleBranch Portal See itemized costs below one time fees due upon acceptance into nursing school:
    High level background check
    ~$80.00
    Urine drug screen ~$46.00
    Immunization Tracker ~$40.00
    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.
    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
     
    $54.99 final semester fee bill
    $25.00 final semester fee bill
    $60.00 optional cost final semester
    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
Graduate
  • Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG CNS) - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books $1118.00
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00 one year and $ 60 – 6 mon.
    Urine Drug Screen $46.00
    Castle Branch – Immunization Tracker & Background check $119.75
    Random Drug Testing Screen $46.00
    Malpractice insurance $140.00/year
    Annual Tb skin and Flu vaccine $50.00
    Titers for Varicella, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella $150.00
    BLS $ 35.00 (every other year)
    Lab Coats (2) $100.00
    NACNS Associate membership $109.00
    AG CNS Live Review(APEA) $465.00 - 525.00
    Mometrix Text Prep Guide $56.65
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.99
    APRN Licensure $140.75
    ANCC - AG CNS Certification Exam $270.00 - 395.00
    Discounts for professional membership
    Poster $100.00
  • Clinical Nurse Leader MSN - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books $1,200.00
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00 one year and $60 – 6 mon.
    Urine Drug Screen $46.00
    Castle Branch – Immunization Tracker & Background check $119.75
    Random Drug Testing Screen $46.00
    Malpractice insurance $80.00/year
    Annual Tb skin and Flu vaccine $50.00
    Titers for Varicella, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella $150.00
    BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    Lap Top (must be according to school requirements) varies
    Lab Coats (1) $50.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.99
    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
    Poster $100.00
  • Doctor of Nursing Science – Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books $2,000.00
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00/1 year and $60/6 mon.
    Castle Branch – Urine Drug Screen (Admissions) $46.00
    Random Urine Drug Screen $46.00
    Castle Branch – Immunization Tracker & Background check $119.75
    Annual Tb skin and Flu vaccine $50.00
    Titers for Varicella, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella $150.00
    BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $418.99
    Poster $100.00
    Professional Conference (Research Conference) $1500.00
    SNRS Membership $85.00/year
    Qualitative Data Analysis Software $170.00
  • Executive Nurse Leader BSN to DNP - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books $2,000.00
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00 one year and $60 – 6 mon.
    Urine Drug Screen $46.00
    Castle Branch – Immunization Tracker & Background check $119.75
    Random Drug Testing Screen $46.00
    Malpractice insurance $80.00/year
    Annual Tb skin and Flu vaccine $50.00
    Titers for Varicella, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella $150.00
    BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    Lap Top (must be according to school requirements) varies
    Lab Coats (1) $50.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.99
    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
  • Nurse Anesthesia - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books $6000.00
    Ear Piece $60.00
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00 one year and $60 – 6 mon.
    Urine Drug Screen $46.00
    Castle Branch – Immunization Tracker & Background check $119.75
    Random Drug Testing Screen $46.00
    AANA Malpractice insurance $250.00/year
    NBCRNA Self Evaluation Exam $160.00
    Annual Tb skin and Flu vaccine $50.00
    Titers for Varicella, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella $150.00
    BLS, ACLS, PALS $130.00 (every other year)
    Lab Coats (2) $100.00
    AANA Associate membership $200.00
    Apex Anesthesia Review $319.20
    Travel and Housing for Clinical (years 2 & 3) $3590.00/year
    Mississippi RN license $100.00 (every other year)
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.99
    APRN Licensure $140.75
    NBCRNA Certification Exam $725.00
    Poster $100.00
    Professional Conferences $500.00
  • Nurse Educator - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books $3000.00
    Typhon Access $50.00
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00 one year and $60 – 6 mon.
    Urine Drug Screen $46.00
    Castle Branch – Immunization Tracker & Background check $119.75
    Random Drug Testing Screen $46.00
    Malpractice insurance $120.00/year
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    Annual Tb skin and Flu vaccine $50.00
    Titers for Varicella, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella $150.00
    BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    Lab Coats(1) $50.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.99
  • Nurse Practitioner - Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books
    AGACNP
    AGPCNP
    NNP
    PCFNP
    PNP-AC
    PNP-PC
    PMHNP
     
    $1300.00
    $700.00
    $1000.00
    $1100.00
    $800.00
    $1100.00
    $800.00
    Castle Branch – Urine Drug Screen - Admissions $46.00 (each)
    Castle Branch – Urine Drug Testing Screen - Random $46.00 (each)
    Castle Branch – Immunization Tracker & Background check $119.75
    Malpractice insurance $350.00/year
    Annual Tb skin and Flu vaccine $50.00
    Titers for Varicella, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella $150.00
    BLS (All NP students)
    ACLS (AGACNP only)
    NRP (NNP only)
    PALS (PNP-AC only)
    $130.00
    MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, at least – can obtain from bookstore) $30.00
    Lab Coats (2) $100.00
    LANP Student Membership $50.00
    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
    $138-375.00
    $300-375.00
    $381-620.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.99
    Poster $100.00
  • PhD in Nursing – Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books $2,000.00
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00/1 year and $60/6 mon.
    Castle Branch – Urine Drug Screen (Admissions) $46.00
    Random Urine Drug Screen $46.00
    Castle Branch – Immunization Tracker & Background check $119.75
    Annual Tb skin and Flu vaccine $50.00
    Titers for Varicella, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella $150.00
    BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $418.99
    Poster $100.00
    Professional Conference (Research Conference) $1500.00
    SNRS Membership $85.00/year
    Qualitative Data Analysis Software $170.00
  • Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice – Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books $1,200.00
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00/1 year and $60/6 mon.
    Castle Branch – Urine Drug Screen (Admissions) $46.00
    Random Urine Drug Screen $46.00
    Castle Branch – Immunization Tracker & Background check $119.75
    Malpractice insurance $ Varies by specialty
    Annual Tb skin and Flu vaccine $50.00
    Titers for Varicella, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella $150.00
    BLS, (ACLS, PALS may be required by specialty) $35.00 (every other year) BLS
    Lab Coats (2) $100.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.99
    Poster $100.00
    Professional Conference $500.00
  • Public/Community Health Nursing- Estimated additional expenditures include:
    Books $3,000.00
    Typhon Access $50.00
    SPSS package (for statistical analysis) $90.00 one year and $60 – 6 mon.
    Urine Drug Screen $46.00
    Castle Branch – Immunization Tracker & Background check $119.75
    Random Drug Testing Screen $46.00
    Malpractice insurance $120.00/year
    Lap top (must be according to school requirements) Varies
    Annual Tb skin and Flu vaccine $50.00
    Titers for Varicella, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella $150.00
    BLS $35.00 (every other year)
    APHA Student Membership $85.00
    Annual APHA Meeting (must attend at least one) $1500/ per year
    Lab Coats (1) $50.00
    Graduation Fee $100.00
    Graduation – Cap and Gown $168.99