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Nursing Career Info
Demand for Nurses
Nurses may be the most in-demand health care position in the country.
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BS Nursing (RN-BSN)
Walden's CCNE-accredited BS in Nursing program gives registered nurses the ability to earn degree while building valuable skills through a practice learning experience and state-of-the-art classroom tools.
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BS - Nursing: RN to BSN
Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Global delivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored for working adults.
Financial Aid for Nursing Schools
Congratulations! You have decided that enrolling in nursing school is indeed the right choice for you. There are numerous nursing degree programs out there for you to look into and a myriad of schools to choose from. Chances are, no matter which school you pick, you will need to come up with plenty of extra funds to pay for your nursing education. Luckily, financial aid can help you pick up the tab.
Whether you decide to attend nursing school in person or online, you can use financial aid to help you pay for your education. A higher education costs thousands of dollars, and depending on your school and program length, you may find yourself paying anywhere from five figures to six figures for your educational career. Financial aid is available to all students who are interested in having supplemental money to fund their college experience. Federal financial aid is one of the best types of financial aid to consider. Federal aid boasts relatively low interest rates and students can even defer payments on their loan until a year after they graduate so that they may begin paying after they are more financially stable. Low interest rates also mean that students will not have to pay back as much in the long run. Nearly all nursing students are eligible for at least some form of federal aid, so go online to apply for the FAFSA for free.
Nursing students are also eligible for a variety of scholarships. A scholarship is basically free money. A scholarship foundation will typically reward students who meet certain criteria with tuition money, which unlike federal aid, never has to be repaid. Scholarships can range in anything from several hundred to several thousand dollars, which can help students pay for tuition, books, and other school supplies. Some scholarships for nurses include the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Nursing Scholarship Program and the Hurst Review/AACN Scholarship Program. Students interested in applying for scholarships should be mindful of the requirements of the scholarship as well as of the deadline for scholarship applications.
Finally, you should consider obtaining a private loan to help pay for whatever portion of tuition that is left that you cannot afford. Private loans often come with high interest rates as well as steep penalties for late and missed payments, so be sure to only take out a loan for as much as you need to help you fund your education. If you utilize all three options for financial aid, you will find that paying for your nursing education will be more attainable than before.
Top Nursing Colleges
Purdue University Global - Certification, Associate's & Bachelor's Degree.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree could help registered nurses (RNs) seek broader professional responsibilities and career opportunities. If you are an RN and want to advance your career, Purdue Global's online Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program could help you pursue new opportunities in specialized nursing and nursing management.
Grand Canyon University - B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - B.S.N.)
Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and offers nursing degrees at affordable prices. Grand Canyon University allows students to practice what they learn with hands on teaching methods.
Liberty University - Master's Degree.
Liberty University is one of the most respected names in online colleges and provides a variety of online degree plans, including a MSN program. Liberty University makes it possible to earn your entire nursing degree online.