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Fast Facts: Employment of RNs is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2016, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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Main Campus

Tuition and fees for the nursing program at the main campus in Columbia, Mo.

Main Campus Program Costs

Tuition/Application Fee(s): See the Evening Campus tuition page.

Background Check & Medical Document Manager and Drug Test package from Certified Profile/ Background: approximately $148

Urine drug testing: check with campus for price

Admission testing costs: TEAS® test fee: $60.

Textbooks for nursing courses: Estimate: $1250

Physical exam: Required to start the nursing sequence (student’s expense). Immunizations and lab tests required.

Incidental fees/lab fees:

  • Total lab fees for the Nursing Program are distributed over the nursing courses and total approximately $400. Lab fees cover supplies, testing, and student name tag. This fee is non-refundable.

Parking expenses: Some clinical facilities charge a parking fee. Fees generally run $2 per day. In a typical clinical course, parking fees could cost up to $30 per course. Carpooling is a less expensive option to consider.

Graduation expenses:

  • Graduation fee: $75
  • Transcript fee: $10 to send to the state board with application for licensure.

State board application fee and NCLEX application fee: approximately $300



Fast Facts: According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual earnings of registered nurses were $64,690 in May 2010.

Lake of the Ozarks Campus

Tuition and fees for the nursing program at Columbia College—Lake of the Ozarks.

Lake of the Ozarks Program Costs

Tuition/Application Fee(s): See the Lake Ozark Campus fees page.

Background Check & Medical Document Manager and Drug Test Package from Certified Profile/ Background: approximately $148

Urine drug testing: check with campus for price

Admission testing costs: TEAS® test fee: $60.

Textbooks for nursing courses: Estimate: $1250

Physical exam: Required to start the nursing sequence (student’s expense). Immunizations and lab tests required.

Incidental fees/lab fees:

  • Total lab fees for the Nursing Program are distributed over the nursing courses and total approximately $400. Lab fees cover supplies, testing, and student name tag. This fee is non-refundable.

Parking expenses: Some clinical facilities charge a parking fee. Fees generally run $2 per day. In a typical clinical course, parking fees could cost up to $30 per course. Carpooling is a less expensive option to consider.

Graduation expenses:

  • Graduation fee: $75
  • Transcript fee: $10.00 to send to the state board with application for licensure.

State board application fee and NCLEX application fee: approximately $300



Fast Facts: According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual earnings of registered nurses were $64,690 in May 2010.

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