The Cost of the Program

For the class that begins on April 3, 2017, tuition and required fees for the program total $16,200, payable as follows:

  • A $30 non-refundable processing fee.
  • A $55 orientation materials fee.
  • A $225 non-refundable seat guarantee fee, payable by 2:00 PM approximately ten (10) days after notification of acceptance into the program - you will be given an exact date in your letter of acceptance.
    • This fee is non-refundable unless the student notifies the school prior to (not on) the first tuition due date that they will not be attending the program.
  • A $200 non-refundable administration fee
  • A payment of $7845 due by 2:00 PM March 2, 2017.
  • A payment of $7845 due by 2:00 PM September 21, 2017 – after successful completion of the first half of the program.

Books and Uniforms

  • Books (estimate, if purchased new): $908. Books can be purchased from any source the student wishes, and can be new or used. This estimate is for the required books. Estimates do not include sales tax and/or shipping. 
  • Clinical uniforms (estimate): $260 - $310,  depending on the student’'s selection. The estimate is for two dress uniforms and an accessory pack. Estimates do not include sales tax and/or shipping.

Background check

As part of admissions consideration, all prospective students must undergo a background check, according to the following guidelines:

  • If you have lived continuously in Ohio for the past five (5) years, you will need to undergo a BCI background check ($30).
  • If you have lived outside of Ohio for any part of the past five (5) years, you will need to undergo both a BCI and FBI check ($70). Note: Applicants who need to get both BCI and FBI checks will be credited $30 from CSPN toward the Processing Fee.

Other fees you may incur

  • Health insurance: Because some clinical facilities, where the students study, require health insurance, CSPN students are required to have health insurance (hospitalization).
  • Parking: You may have to pay a fee to park at some of the clinical facilities.
  • Late payment fee: There is a $25 charge for late payments.
  • Returned checks: There is a $25 service charge for checks returned unpaid for any reason.

After completion of the program

  • Licensure exam: After completion of the program you will need to take the NCLEX exam for licensure. At the time of this publication the cost was $200.
  • Registration with the OBN (Ohio Board of Nursing): At the time of this publication the cost was $75.


Also note:

  • There are no graduation fees.
  • There are no lab fees.
  • Parking at the school is free!

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