Costs and Scholarships

Information on current MTSU tuition and fees is available at MT One Stop

As a Nursing student, you will have additional costs for such things as exams, insurance, and equipment. Below are lists of incidentals for our programs (all costs are approcimate).

Undergraduate Costs 

The HESI, an exam required for applying to the B.S.N. program, costs $68.50. Once accepted, students in the B.S.N. program will need: 

  • Uniforms
    Women's tops - $18
    Women's scrub pants - $21
    Men's tops - $21
    Men's scrub pants - $24
    Black shoes - $30
  • Skills kits - $165
  • Stethoscope (with a bell and a diaphragm) - $20 and up

Costs for incoming medical requirements will vary widely, depending on each student's needs, insurance coverage, and other variants. Below are the requirements with fees charged by Student Health Services: 

Upon acceptance: 

  • Physical Exam - $20
  • MMR titer (if needed) - $40
  • Varicella titer (if needed) - $20
  • Hepatitis B titer - $20
  • Complete blood count - $8
  • Urinalysis - $10
  • Hepatitis B vaccination (if needed) - $55
  • MMR vaccination (if needed) - $95
  • Tdap vaccination (if needed) - $55
  • Varicella vaccination (if needed) - $190
  • Covid vaccinations and booster - --
  • Personal health insurance - varies

Upon start of second semester in program:

  • Seasonal flu shot - $20
  • 2-step TB test - $50 
  • 10-panel drug screen - $40
  • Criminal background check - $65
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support class - $40
  • Malpractice insurance - $11 

Graduation (Final semester)

  • Criminal background check and fingerprinting - $ 36
  • State Board photo - $ 10
  • Optional individual photos - price varies on package chosen
  • Optional nursing pin - $ 35 to 92
  • NCLEX application fee - $200
  • Optional graduation stole - $40

Graduate costs
Here are the incidentals for students in the M.S.N. or certificate programs: 

  • Background check - $78.75
  • Drug screen - $36
  • Document storage - $60
  • Certification review - $355.50 
  • Drug guide - $51
  • Malpractice insurance* - $11
  • Additional online case study resource - $103.99 
  • Standardized exam - $70

*All are one-time costs except malpractice insurance, which is per year.

Scholarships

To be considered for a scholarship or any type of financial aid, you must have a current application (FAFSA) on file in the Financial Aid office.

School of Nursing scholarship applications will be completed and submitted online only.  The link below will be active for the application period (February 1 - April 1).

School of Nursing Scholarship Application

Scholarships for Nursing Students

Below is a list of Nursing scholarships. Details on the scholarships and their criteria are available here.

  • Adams Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
  • Anne B. Selover Loan Fund*
  • Clyde Hall Endowed Fund for Student Support in the School of Nursing
  • Eileen Marie Mahan Memorial Scholarship
  • Estate of Eileen Marie Mahan Award
  • Harry Nunn and Marie Gott Gannaway Nursing Scholarship
  • Hayden Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Helen Miles Memorial Scholarship (MTMC Auxiliary)
  • James Deavours Endowed Scholarship
  • James R. Arnhart Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
  • Katie Lovett Scholar Award*
  • LaRoche-Murray Endowed Scholarship
  • Larry & Lyndia McGee Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund*
  • H. Russell (Winnie Walton) Mabry Scholarship
  • Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC) / Rachael Yarbrough Jerving Memorial Scholarship
  • Nellie Tribble Nursing Scholarship Fund
  • Prince Nursing Scholarship
  • Richard and Joan Myall Nursing Scholarship
  • Scales Family Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing General Scholarship Fund*
  • The Rutherford County Health & Facilities Board Nursing Scholarship Endowment in Memory of Mariluise Baker
  • Virginia Black Woodfin Memorial Endowed Scholarship

*Funds may not be available

External Scholarships

Criteria for Nursing Scholarships

Additional Scholarships for MTSU Students