Practical Nursing Costs & Funding Options

Costs and Requirements

Paying for college is a challenge for most students. Please see our Pay for College page for information on resources to help you. This site includes information about financial aid, scholarships, and payment plan options.


Approximately $4,896.90 for resident tuition (not including course fees, supplies and requirements listed below). For more information and other tuition rates, please see Green River College tuition rates.

Course Fees

Approximately $1,500 for course related fees. This pays for all lab equipment, clinical placement requirements, simulation and course related materials.


Required Nursing text books vary in price. The total cost can run you anywhere from $600 to $1,000.


After acceptance into the program, you will receive printed materials on how to order your uniform. You will need them the first week of fall quarter. The total price of uniforms is approximately $170-$200.

Nursing SuppliesApprox. Cost

Scrubs will need (2) sets of tops & bottoms

 $30 each set

SON Scrub Patch (2) $5 each
SON Nursing Name Pin $10
Stethoscope & Blood Pressure Cuff  $45
Vinyl Gait Belt  $20
Watch With Second Hand  $10 
Black or White Leather/Vinyl Shoes  $30
Total $185 plus tax


Students are required to provide compliance with all immunization requirements of the program. Students are responsible for all costs associated with immunizations. For more information, view Practical Nursing Immunization Information.


You will be required to purchase student professional liability insurance for approximately $20 a year. This can be purchased through the Cashiers Office once admitted to the program.

Other costs and requirements

  • Immunizations: $35+ (varies based on insurance coverage)
  • Drug Screen required during winter/spring quarter: $30-$40
  • Liability insurance: $20.50 paid at the Cashier’s office
  • Lab and Course Fees: Approximately $1,800
  • State Board Fees (Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) and NCLEX): $250-$300
  • Students will need a smart phone and a computer for the year (cost varies)

Different Funding Sources

Funding resources that can help you in your pursuit for advancing your future career.

What is Workforce Education and how can it help:

Workforce Education programs provide financial support to help connect students with a path into a high-demand, high wage career.

If eligible, Workforce Education Grants may provide funding for tuition, books, childcare, transportation, and specialized tools/equipment. Students must meet with a Workforce Education Coordinator to determine eligibility. Please take the Start Next Quarter Survey to determine eligibility.

WorkFirst provides services to students receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) through DSHS (the Department of Social and Health Services) by helping parents move towards employment and self-sufficiency by completing GED/High School 21, technical degree or certificate.

Basic Food Employment and Training provides training and education with the goal of assisting students to attain a living wage career upon graduating with their GED/High School 21, technical degree or certificate.

Worker Retraining assists Washington State Residents who are unemployed or facing imminent layoff; formerly self-employed; military service members, active duty and transitioned; the displaced homemaker and the vulnerable worker.

Opportunity Grant provides students financial support (towards tuition & books) up to 45 credits if they are Washington State residents, maximum wages earned are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.


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Accreditation Information

The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

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