Nursing school is an expensive endeavor. In addition to registration fees, textbooks, and health insurance, a student enrolled full-time can estimate the following expenses. 

Pre-Entry One-Time Expenses

Criminal Background Check (may be required to repeat prior to Public Health Nursing – Live Scan)Approximately $35
Uniform, Name Badge, ShoesApproximately $150
Lab EquipmentApproximately $75-$150

Tuition & Other Fees

Tuition$1,088 per unit, 14-16 units per semester
See course sequence here
Clinical Lab Fee$700 per semester
Mandatory Hospital Training on-line via Health Stream (this may be required for multiple clinical agencies to meet institutional requirements)$17.50 per semester
Required TextbooksVaries per semester
Exxat Fee$125 per year

The cost of the required medical equipment will range from approximately $150 to $200, depending on the exact equipment models and/or styles chosen. Higher expense does not necessarily mean a better product; a student may be getting more than is needed.

  • stethoscope
  • sphygmomanometer (optional)
  • calipers
  • penlight
  • Kelly clamp
  • calculator
  • measuring tape
  • watch with a second hand
  • bandage scissors
  • scrubs (2 sets)

Costs of equipment, laptop and textbooks are recognized by Financial Aid as the program fees.

A recent laptop that meets the below requirements is required.

Hardware Requirements

PC Requirements:

  • Processor manufacturer: Intel or AMD
  • Wireless network interface card: 802.11b/g.
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Hard drive: no minimum size but must have 5GB of available space
  • Webcam: at least 720p resolution (built-in or USB)
  • Microphone: built-in, USB, or microphone jack
  • Suggested – headphones (for reducing audio feedback during online sessions)

MAC Requirements:

  • Processor manufacturer: Intel or new M chip are both acceptable
  • Wireless network interface card: 802.11b/g
  • RAM:  16GB
  • Hard drive: no minimum size but must have 5GB of available space
  • Webcam: at least 720p resolution (Built-in or USB)
  • Microphone: built-in, USB, or microphone jack
  • Suggested – headphones (for reducing audio feedback during online sessions)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.16 Big Sur or newer for compatibility with ExamSoft

Software Requirements

Acceptable operating systems:

  • 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 11 with all current updates (English version only)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina with all available updates

Other Required Software:

  • Adobe Reader DC (current version)
  • An antivirus suite is required (e.g., McAfee, Norton Antivirus or Symantec)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (ask about a free download from University of the Pacific)
  • Suggested – headphones with noise cancellation (for reducing audio feedback during online sessions) – for Zoom sessions and privacy.

ELMSN Program - Other Materials Needed for Spring 2024

  1. Nursing Central (invitation comes directly from Unbound Medicine) Preferred pricing is $191.80. You must purchase through the link provided by Unbound Medicine and NOT through your regular App purchasing store. Please do not forward the link you receive to another student; each link is specific to you.

There will be mandatory training with more information during orientation

  • The Davis's Drug Guide (FA Davis) 
  • Taber's Medical Dictionary (FA Davis) 
  • Diseases & Disorders (FA Davis) 
  • Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests (FA Davis) 
  • The Handbook of Health Assessment (Wolters Kluwer) 
  1. Prac + Safe 24-month license $90 (Order form with instructions will be provided)

COURSE ID: NURS206, NURS208A and B, NURS212A&B, NURS216 A&B,

NURS220 A&B, NURS218A & B, NURS236, and NURS242.

  1. Link to Order Scrubs (current vendor is Uniform Advantage). You are encouraged to purchase at least two sets. 

  1. Medical Instruments (Order form with instructions will be provided)

*prices subject to change

*BP Cuff is encouraged but an optional purchase

  1. HESI & White Coats ordered for you through the program


  1. Bookstore Online Link:

More information will be provided by a book-store representative at orientation.


*Please note this list is subject to changes and pricing adjustments. Please wait to purchase closer to your orientation date.