Estimated Costs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program can be completed in eight regular semesters and two summer semesters. This is often faster than a two-year associate degree and BSN completion program. It is a comprehensive degree, which does not require a minor.


4-year BSN (all course requirements completed at Missouri State University)

Effective summer 2017.

Tuition and fees
Item In-state (4 years) Out-of-state (4 years)
Totals $31,501 $62,501
Application fees $85 $85
Tuition $26,250 $57,250
Student service fees $4,266 $4,266
Supplemental course feesA $900 $900
Other program costs and expenses
Item Cost
Estimated total8 $8,898.60-$12,978.60
Books1 $4,500-$8,500
Uniforms2 $223.50
Lab supplies for Technology 1 and II for practice $176.30
Stethoscope and penlight3 $75-$125
AHA Basic Life Support CPR4 $133
Background check and drug screen for program5 $62.50
Background check for licensure $40.30
Background check for Dept. of Health & Senior Services $13
NCLEX application fee6 $200
NCLEX review course $350
Nursing pin/class photo (optional) $25-$55
PPD/TB test7 $55
Missouri State Board of Nursing fee $45
Transportation and lodging to clinical sites $3,000
Estimated program totals
Item In-state Out-of-state
Estimated totalsB $40,399.60-$44,479.60 $71,399.60-$75,479.60
Tuition and fees $31,501 $62,501
Other program costs and expenses $8,898.60-$12,978.60 $8,898.60-$12,978.60

Notes

  1. Estimated cost over ten semesters for all course requirements completed at MSU. Cost of books varies from $450-$850 per semester
  2. Includes: Acute care uniform (new required), community uniform (new required), Lab coat ($30 each), name badge ($8.50 each), shoes and watch
  3. Estimated cost.
  4. Certification must be current throughout program
  5. Cost depends on requirements
  6. NCLEX: National Council Licensure Examination
  7. Purified protein derivative/Tuberculosis (PPD/TB) test. Required annually. $25 for students
  8. Does not include cost of health insurance. MSU no longer offers group health insurance for domestic students. More information is available on the Taylor Health website. Suggestions for purchasing student health insurance include http://edusure.com and https://www.healthcare.gov
  1. Included are the cost of:
    • Professional liability insurance
    • Standardized exams given after some nursing courses and at the end of the program to assess your mastery of content. These will give you information on specific areas in which you are academically strong or need further development. Students will be responsible for any costs for remediation and retesting. Seated NCLEX-RN review course is additional student expense.
    • Some disposable lab supplies
    • Maintenance and updating of the Nursing Simulation Center and Skills Laboratory
    • Typhon group student tracking software system
  2. Fees, supplies and uniform costs are subject to change and are non-refundable. Refunds are according to the University Refund Policies

Transfer BSN (Missouri State nursing courses only)

Effective summer 2017.

Tuition and fees
Item In-state (6 semesters) Out-of-state (6 semesters)
Totals $16,679 $32,551
Application fee $85 $85
Tuition $13,440 $29,312
Student service fees $2,254 $2,254
Supplemental course feesA $900 $900
Other program costs and expenses
Item Cost
Estimated total8 $7,098.60-9,578.60
Books1 $2,700-$5,100
Uniforms2 $223.50
Lab supplies for Technology 1 and II for practice $176.30
Stethoscope and penlight3 $75-$125
AHA Basic Life Support CPR4 $133
Background check for program5 $62.50
Background check for licensure $40.30
Background check for Dept. of Health & Senior Services $13
NCLEX application fee6 $200
NCLEX review course $350
Nursing pin/class photo (optional) $25-$55
PPD/TB test7 $55
Missouri State Board of Nursing fee $45
Transportation and lodging to clinical sites $3,000
Estimated program totals
Item In-state Out-of-state
Estimated totalsB $23,777.60-$26,257.60 $39,649.60-$42,129.60
Tuition and fees $16,679 $32,551
Other program costs and expenses $7,098.60-9,578.60 $7,098.60-9,578.60

Notes

  1. Estimated cost over six semesters for nursing courses only. Cost of books varies from $450-$850 per semester
  2. Includes: Acute care uniform (new required), community uniform (new required), Lab coat ($30 each), name badge ($8.50 each), shoes and watch
  3. Estimated cost. 
  4. Certification must be current throughout program
  5. Cost depends on requirements
  6. NCLEX: National Council Licensure Examination
  7. Purified protein derivative/Tuberculosis (PPD/TB) test. Required annually. $25 for students.
  8. Does not include cost of health insurance. MSU no longer offers group health insurance for domestic students. More information is available on the Taylor Health website. Suggestions for purchasing student health insurance include http://edusure.com and https://www.healthcare.gov
  1. Included are the cost of:
    • Professional liability insurance
    • Standardized exams given after some nursing courses and at the end of the program to assess your mastery of content. These will give you information on specific areas in which you are academically strong or need further development. Students will be responsible for any costs for remediation and retesting. Seated NCLEX-RN review course is additional student expense.
    • Some disposable lab supplies
    • Maintenance and updating of the Nursing Simulation Center and Skills Laboratory
    • Typhon group student tracking software system
  2. Fees, supplies and uniform costs are subject to change and are non-refundable. Refunds are according to the University Refund Policies

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.