Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Orvis School of Nursing undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing has three main areas for students to earn degrees. That traditional 16-month program, the RN-BSN track and the 12-month accelerated second degree program. Each offers students a distinct track to earn their degree. Below you will find a little information about each track as well as a link to the University of Nevada, Reno General Course Catalog.

Estimated fees for Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs

  • BSN Program Estimated Costs

    In State tuition - BSN Program Estimated Costs Fall 2021-Spring 2022

    *Per board of Regents - all fees are subject to change

    Fee for Undergraduates Per Credit Renewal  Totals
    Tuition (increaes effective Summer 2020) $249.00 Each semester per credit See below
    Nursing Differential Fee per credits (NURS courses only) $156.75 Each semester per credit See below
    Summer Tuition Fees subject to change per Board of Regents $274.00 Per credit summer session See summer example below
    Course Level and Credits Per credit each semester Differential Fee each semester Total per credits fee each Semester
    Level 1 (14 credits) $3,486.00 $2,194.50 $5,680.00
    Level 2 (14 credits) $3,486.00 $2,194.50 $5,680.00
    Level 3 (15 credits) Summer tuition $4,110.00 $2,351.25 $6,561.25
    Level 4 (13 credits) $3,328.00 $2,037.75 $5,365.75
    Totals $14,410.00 $8,778.00 $23,188.00
    Mandatory Student Fees
    Application fee $60 Only for admission $60
    ASUN fee $6.10 per credit Each regular semester/summer $341.60
    Undergraduate student surcharge (per credit) $6.00 Each regular semester/summer $336.00
    Technology fee per credit (56 total credits) $9.00 Each semester $504.00
    Health Center (6 or more credits) $93.00 Each regular semester-fall/spring $279.00
    Counseling Center (6 or more credits) $60.00 Each regular semester-fall/spring $180.00
    Performing Arts fee $5.00 Each regular semester-fall/spring $15.00
    Student Union fee (4 or more credits) $94.00 Each regular semester-fall/spring $282.00
    Fitness Center fee $45.00 Each regular semester-fall/spring $180.00
    Academic success $25.00 Each regular semester-fall/spring $75.00
    Summer registration fee $3.00 Per Credit Summer only $45.00
    JCSU Fee, Summer $3.00 Per Credit Summer only $45.00
    Graduation fee $95.00 Graduating semester $95.00
    Undergraduate New Student Fee $150.00 One time $150.00
    Online learning, weekend and late start fee, per credit $34.00 Each regular semester-fall/spring If applicable
    Total Mandatory Student Fees $2,587.60
    Approximate cost of required textbooks
    Level 1 $861.03 One time $861.03
    Level 2 $239.90 One time $239.90
    Level 3 $382.75 One time $382.75
    Level 4 $250.95 One time $250.95
    ATI testing platform $350.33 Level 1-4 $1401.32
    Textbook cost/ATI total $3,135.95
    Immunizations and required documents (estimated cost)
    Uniforms $240.00 One time $240.00
    Influenza immunization Free when available at UNR Annual renewal  Free when available at UNR
    Hepatitis B immunization $35.00 One time $35.00
    Varicella immunization $105.00 One time $105.00
    Measles, mumps MMR immunization $65.00 One time $65.00
    Diphtheria/Tetanus (Tdap) immunization $45.00 Every 10 years $45.00
    Tuberculosis blood (Quantiferon) test $50.00 Annual renewal $5 2-step TB test $55.00 (initial and renewal)
    CPR $50.00 Renewed every 2 years $50.00 unless renewal
    Health insurance Varies Varies
    Liability insurance (cost varies per state of residence) $40.00 Annual renewal $76.00 with renewal
    Physical exam Varies Varies
    PreCheck background check $49.50 One time $49.50
    Drug screening  $50.00 One time $50.00
    SentryMD immunization tracking $35.00 One time $35.00
    OSNA fee (Student Nursing Assoc.) $35.00 One time $35.00
    Parking (based on annual Green Zone 1 permit) $230.00 Annual  $355.00 including summer parking fees
    Clinical labs $280.00 One time $280.00
    Total immunizations and required documents $1,475.50
    Total Estimated Cost $30,387.05


    Click here to see undergraduate tuition and fees for the University

  • ASBSN Program Estimated Costs

    In State tuition - Accelerated BSN Program Estimated Costs Spring 2021 Cohort

    *Per board of Regents - all fees are subject to change and are approximate

    Fee for Undergraduates Per Credit Renewal  Totals
    Tuition (increaes effective Summer 2020) $242.25 Each semester per credit See below
    Nursing Differential Fee per credits (NURS courses only) $156.75 Each semester per credit See below
    Summer Tuition Fees subject to change per Board of Regents $242.26 Per credit summer session See summer example below
    Course Level and Credits Per credit each semester Differential Fee each semester Total per credits fee each Semester
    Level 1 (5 credits) $1,211.25 $783.75 $1,995.00
    Level 2 (17 credits) $4,118.25 $2,664.75 $6,783.00
    Level 3 (16 credits) Summer  $3,876.00 $2,508.00 $6,384.00
    Level 4 (13 credits) [per credit tuition increases to $249.00 for academic year 2021-2022] $3,237.00 $2,037.75 $5,274.75
    Totals (51 credits) $12,442.50 $7,994.25 $20,436.75
    Mandatory Student Fees
    Application fee $60 Only for admission $60
    ASUN fee $6.10 per credit Each regular semester/summer $311.10
    Undergraduate student surcharge (51 total credits) $6 Each regular semester/summer $306
    Technology fee per credit (51 total credits) $9 Each semester $459
    Health Center (6 or more credits) $93 Each regular semester-fall/spring $186
    Counseling Center (6 or more credits) $60 Each regular semester-fall/spring $120
    Performing Arts fee $5 Each regular semester-fall/spring $10
    Student Union fee (4 or more credits) $94 Each regular semester-fall/spring $251
    Fitness Center fee $45 Each regular semester-fall/spring $135
    Academic success $25.00 Each regular semester-fall/spring $50
    Summer registration fee $3.00 Per Summer credit $48
    JCSU Fee, Summer $3.00 Per Credit Summer only $45
    Graduation fee $95.00 Graduating semester $95
    Undergraduate New Student Fee $150.00 One time $150
    Online learning, weekend and late start fee, per credit $34.00 Each regular semester-fall/spring If application
    Total Mandatory Student Fees $2,181.10
    Approximate cost of required textbooks
    Level 1 $883.96 One time $883.96
    Level 2 $239.90 One time $239.90
    Level 3 $382.75 One time $382.75
    Level 4 $250.95 One time $250.95
    ATI testing platform $462 Level 1-4 $1,848
    Textbook cost/ATI total $3,605.56
    Immunizations and required documents (estimated cost)
    Uniforms $240 One time $240
    Influenza immunization Free when available at UNR Annual renewal  Free when available at UNR
    Hepatitis B immunization $35 One time $35
    Varicella immunization $105 One time $105
    Measles, mumps MMR immunization $65 One time $65
    Diphtheria/Tetanus (Tdap) immunization $45 Every 10 years $45
    Tuberculosis blood (Quantiferon) test $50 Annual renewal $5 2-step TB test $55 (initial and renewal)
    CPR $50 Renewed every 2 years $50 unless renewal
    Health insurance Varies Varies
    Liability insurance (cost varies per state of residence) $38 Annual renewal $76 with renewal
    Physical exam varies varies
    PreCheck background check $49.50 One time $49.50
    Drug screening  $50 One time $50
    SentryMD immunization tracking $35 One time $35
    OSNA fee (Student Nursing Assoc.) $35 One time $35
    Parking (based on annual Green Zone 1 permit) $230 Annual  $355 including summer parking fees
    Clinical labs $280 One time $280
    Total immunizations and required documents $1,439.50
    Total Estimated Cost $27,662.91


    Click here to see undergraduate tuition and fees for the University

  • RN-BSN Program Estimated Costs

    RN-BSN program estimated costs for 2021-2022

    Per credit fees for undergraduate students Per credit Total credits Total cost
    Undergraduate tuition (fall/spring) $242.25 24 $5,814
    Undergraduate tuition (summer) $242.25 6 $1,454
    Nursing differential fee per credit $10 30 $300
    Distance ed, online learning $34 30 $1,020
    Technology fee per credit $9 30 $270
    Summer school surcharge fee $3 6 $18
    Undergraduate student surcharge per credit Fee $6 30 $180
    $9,056
    Mandatory one-time student fees One time Total cost
    Application fee $60 $60
    Graduation fee $95 $95
    Undergraduate new student fee $150 $150
    Portfolio fee $250 $250
    Professional liability insurance $50 $50
    Background check $50 $50
    $655
    Recurring mandatory student fees Fee Per enrolled semester
    Health center (6 or more credits) $93 $93 × # of Sems (3 – 5) $279-$480
    Counseling center (6 or more credits) $50 $60 × # of Sems (3 – 5) $180-$300
    Performing arts fee $5 $5 × # of Sems (3 – 5) $15-$25
    Fitness center fee $45 $45 × # of Sems (3 – 5) $135-$225
    Student union fee (4 or more credits) $94 $94 × # of Sems (3 – 5) $282-$470
    Academic success fee (1 or more credit) $25 $25 × # of Sems (3 – 5) $75-$125
    $966-$1,635
    Textbooks and required courses
    Required textbooks and supplies $500 $500
    Total program costs $11,177-$11,836

Traditional BSN program

The bachelor’s degree program is designed to provide the high school graduate with the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The bachelor’s degree program is the basic preparation for professional nursing practice and leadership positions in nursing. 

RN-BSN program

The RN to BSN program is designed to provide the graduate of associate degree and diploma nursing with the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The bachelor’s degree program is the basic preparation for professional nursing practice and leadership positions in nursing.

Accelerated BSN program

The Orvis School of Nursing accelerated second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ASBSN) is a 12-month accelerated program requiring one Wintermester and three consecutive semesters of coursework.

Welcome to our 2021 ASBSN Students

Meet our ASBSN class of 2021 and watch as they take the Orvis School of Nursing Honor Pledge