Estimated Costs

The BSN-Completion program is online, flexible, and community-based. The BSN-C degree program can be completed in one to three years, depending on which degree plan works best for you.

BSN-C students are not usually assessed the normally required student service fees, since courses are online-only.


Effective summer 2017.

Tuition and fees
Item Cost
Total $10,930
Application fees $85
Tuition $10,545
Supplemental course fees1 $300
Other program costs and expenses
Item Cost
Total $3,278
Books2 $1,400
Community uniform3 $50
Name badge $8.50
Stethoscope and penlight4 $100
Background check5 $38.50
Background check for Dept. of Health & Senior Services $12
Drug screen $24
PPD/TB test6 $50
AHA Basic Life Support CPR7 $120
Professional liability insurance8 $200
Student tracking software (Typhon) $50
Transportation to clinical sites9 $1,200
Nursing pin (optional) $25
Estimated program totals
Item Cost
Estimated total10 $14,208
Tuition and fees $10,930
Other program costs and expenses $3,278


  1. For NUR 342, NUR 442 and NUR 482
  2. Estimated cost for four semesters at a rate of $350 per semester
  3. Per set
  4. Estimated cost. Varies from $75-$125
  5. Cost depends on requirements
  6. Purified protein derivative/Tuberculosis (PPD/TB) test. Required annually and typical cost is around $25. 
  7. Required annually. Certification must be current throughout program
  8. Approximately $100 per year
  9. We are a community-based program and travel is required
  10. Does not include cost of required health insurance. MSU no longer offers group health insurance for domestic students. More information is available on the Magers Health and Wellness Center website. Suggestions for purchasing student health insurance include and

Actual costs may vary

The figures provided are estimates for planning purposes only and are subject to change. These estimates do not represent your final cost at Missouri State; actual expenses vary by student, based on credit hours, academic program, lifestyle and other factors.

Student services fees will vary depending on the number of on-campus credit hours taken each semester and the total number of semesters taken.

For official tuition rates, per credit hour costs or fee explanations, please refer to the detailed tuition and fees.