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Additional Expenses

A pre-nursing or nursing major student will be responsible for purchasing personal equipment and paying for expenses that are not part of basic fees and charges (tuition and room & board) or the special fees of the college.  The approximate costs listed below are subject to change.

For more information about basic fees and charges (tuition and room & board) or special fees of the college, please refer to the annual undergraduate catalog.

Approximate Additional Expenses

Year One:
ATI TEAS Test (with study guide and online practice)
Upon Acceptance to UPMC School of Nursing at Jameson (will be discussed at UPMC orientation)
Clinical Uniforms (minimum of 2-ordered through UPMC in spring)


Pen Light

Bandage Scissors (optional)

Watch with second hand

Health Assessment through UPMC (includes required immunization titers and drug screen) (summer between year one/two)

Background Clearances(summer between year one/two)

American Heart Association (AHA) CPR course (must be AHA BLS- Healthcare Provider) (summer between year one/two)

Year Three: Spring
Graduation Photos (UPMC School of Nursing at Jamison)

Graduation uniform and cap

Application to take the NCLEX-RN

Application for PA State Board of Nursing (fees differ by state)

Year Four:
Graduation (Westminster College): cap/gown


Grand Total of Additional Costs (approximate)



What can you do with a Nursing degree?

Imagine yourself as a Registered Nurse (RN).  RN’s with a BSN degree have numerous options in nursing to choose from including medical-surgical nursing, intensive care, trauma nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, oncology, home health care and community-health nursing.  In addition, many RN’s continue their education to earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) or a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree.  Registered Nurses can also earn professional certifications to become nurse anesthetists (CRNA), nurse practitioners (CRNP) and nurse educators (CNE).  The profession of nursing IS more rewarding than you can imagine.