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Estimated Cost

Estimated Cost of Practical Nursing Program
(Updated November 2018)
Item Estimated Cost
Tuition (49-59 credit hours) $8,673-$10,443**
Required Textbooks/Online Resources  $1000
Uniform/Shoes  $200
CastleBranch (records/drug screen)  $90
Liability Insurance  $33
Standardized Testing  $200
Lab Kit  $200
Healthcare Provider CPR Course  $50
Pinning Ceremony Expenses  $150
Miscellaneous Supplies  $250
Estimated Total:   $10,846-$12,616**

** Tuition listed is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition rates please visit
https://ashland.kctcs.edu/affording-college/tuition-costs/ 

  • Students are required to submit immunization records and TB skin test results. The cost of obtaining these records varies depending on the agency used.
  • After completion of the program, students must apply to a state board of nursing in order to sit for the NCLEX-PN national licensing exam. The cost of the application process to each state will vary. The NCLEX-PN exam is approximately $200 in addition to the cost of the state‚Äôs application fees.
  • Estimated cost range total is $10,846-$12,616 (plus fees for immunization documents/TB skin testing and state licensing fees/exam).
  • Application for financial aid and student loans to help cover program expenses is available in the ACTC Financial Aid Office.