nursing students in scrubs practicing setting up an IV

Nursing Program Estimated Costs

The following information is based on the current Pierce College tuition and Amazon.com list prices for new textbooks.

The information provided is subject to change without notice and does not include sales tax.

Initial Pre-Program Costs (Estimated)

  • Application Fee: $65 (LPN–RN: $50)
  • HIV/AIDS training, CPR/First Aid Certification: Cost varies
  • Immunizations, titers and health assessment, health insurance: Cost varies
  • Pierce College Nursing Student Uniform (2 sets): $80–100
  • Clinical supplies (lab coat, shoes, socks, long sleeve shirt, stethoscope, watch, etc.): $200
  • Kaplan Entrance Exam: $25

TOTAL ESTIMATED PRE-PROGRAM COSTS: ~ $ 400+

Estimated Current Costs for Tuition and Course Fees

Tuition calculated for Washington state residents.

  Tuition Books Course Fees Lab/Sim Fees  Estimated Total 
Quarter I  $1,333.19 $400 $250  $150 $2,133.19
Quarter II $1,276.86 $400 $100 $150 $1,926.86
Quarter III $1,333.19  $200  $100 $150  $1,783.19
Quarter IV  $1,445.85
($1502.18 LPN–RN)
$200  $250  $150 $2,045.85
($2,102.18)
Quarter V $1,389.52 $200 $100 $150 $1,839.52
Quarter VI $1,276.86  $100  $142 $0 $1,518.86
         Total Estimated Costs:  $11,247.47
  • *This estimate does not reflect any upcoming tuition, course or lab fee adjustments.
  • Additional fees and supplies may occur and the cost would vary between $75–$300.
  • LPN to RN students will need to purchase books equivalent to those in use, and costs may be higher.

TOTAL *ESTIMATED* PROGRAM COST (Q1–Q6): $12,000–$13,000

TOTAL *ESTIMATED* PROGRAM COST (LPN–RN, Q4–Q6): $6,000–$7,000