Direct Entry MSN Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2022

One consideration on every potential student’s mind is tuition. How much will it cost me to get my nursing degree? While tuition is bound to be a heavily-weighted factor when exploring direct entry Master of Science in Nursing programs, it is important to keep in mind that tuition per credit hour is just one part of the total cost of your program. There may also be textbook costs and fees, as well as commuting costs, costs of prerequisite courses, financial aid and scholarships, and whether or not students can work in the field while still in school. We’ll explore some of these considerations in the sections below.

Direct Entry to MSN Program Cost and Fees

Joyce’s direct entry MSN program has a total estimated tuition of $64,675, which covers the tuition for both the BSN and MSN you will earn as a graduate of the program. Fees that you can expect with this program include Books & Supplies, Technology Fees, NCLEX Resource Fee, for a total estimated program cost of $76,455.

Admission into our MSN program requires only a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, meaning you will not need to spend additional money, time, or hassle taking prerequisite courses at a separate institution prior to starting your program. Find out all the requirements in our article on Everything You Need to Know About Our DE-MSN Degree.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

At Joyce, we are committed to helping anyone who wants to pursue an education in health care find an affordable solution to get them on the path to a successful career. Financial Aid is available for all Joyce programs, to students who qualify. From filling out the FAFSA to determining VA eligibility, our Financial Aid department is dedicated to helping you find a financial solution so you can reach your career goals through a quality education. Scholarships and grants are also available for qualifying health care students looking for funding without a repayment requirement. Learn more about our financial aid and scholarship options for health care students.

Start Working Before You Graduate

Our MSN students are able to sit for the NCLEX-RN after as few as 5 semesters, which means upon passing, you can begin your nursing career and start earning an income before you graduate. Moreover, after completing your MSN degree, your earning potential is even higher—with an average annual pay $109,990 per year. According to ZipRecruiter, top-earners in the nursing field brought home an average of $146,500 per year. Read more about the NCLEX-RN Exam for more information on early licensure.

Check out our article on the Top 5 Things to Consider About Getting a Direct Entry MSN

Student Life & Campus Amenities

Your tuition cost covers everything you need to graduate successfully from our direct entry MSN program. In addition to our hybrid online and in-person learning structure and state-of-the-industry simulation center, students will have access to our digital library and resource center, along with a team of Cohort Coordinators who will help guide you through all of the administrative aspects of your learning experience.

Still unsure? Learn more about What an Accelerated Direct Entry MSN Is.

When it comes to choosing the right direct entry MSN program for you, cost is a big part of the equation. Joyce is here to help you find the most affordable way to finance your education, so you can focus on developing the necessary skills to become a quality health care professional. Contact us at (801) 890-4704 to get started, or simply request more information.



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