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At a Glance

Preferred Tuition Rate

For nurses from partner health care institutions or associate degree programs - also extends to spouses and dependents, as well as United States Military members.

Partner Tuition - $7000

$233 / Credit
For nurses from partner health care agencies.

Non-partner Tuition - $3000

$300 / Credit
For nurses from non-partner health care agencies.

Accelerated Program

Complete your degree in as little as 10 months with six different start dates per year. Classes last 7 weeks with a 1-week break in between.
Cost shown for nursing curriculum only. Students may need additional courses depending on amount of transfer credits granted. Financial aid is available

Application Deadlines

June 24, 2024 - Deadline: June 5, 2024
August 19, 2024 - Deadline: July 3, 2024
October 14, 2024 - Deadline: September 25, 2024

Financial Aid

If you wish to apply for federal and state financial aid (grants and loans), you should begin the process as soon as possible. To get started, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate term and aid year. Then, monitor the email account you provided on your FAFSA often and promptly respond to our requests for documentation. If you have any questions, call 337-475-5065 or email

Refund Policy

Drop / Withdrawl Periods Calendar Days for 7-week Session Refund
Class Drop Day 1 through Day 8 100% Refund
Class Withdrawl Day 8 through Dealine to Withdraw No refund

National Accreditation Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Cost Comparisons



$316 / nursing credit hour
12 Months
$430 / gen. ed. credit hour

McNeese State University


$233 / nursing credit hour
10 Months
$233 / gen. ed. credit hour



$292 / nursing credit hour
14 Months
$400 / gen. ed. credit hour



$260 / nursing credit hour
14 Months
$280 / gen. ed. credit hour



$278 / nursing credit hour
13 Months
$420 / gen. ed. credit hour

Nursing Curriculum 30 Credit Hours

NURN 200
Professional Role Transition for the Registered Nurse

NURN 202
Communication and Collaboration in Healthcare

NURN 300
Informatics and Patient Care Technology

NURN 301
Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

NURN 302
Business of Healthcare
NURN 400
Advanced Nursing Concepts

NURN 402
Community Health Nursing

NURN 403
Community Health Nursing Clinical Practicum

NURN 404
Leadership and Management in Nursing

NURN 405
Leadership and Management Clinical Capstone

To apply for the RN to BSN Program, you must:

  • Complete the online application
  • Possess a current unencumbered RN license
  • Have earned an associate degree or diploma from a nationally accredited nursing program and a regionally accredited U.S. institution
  • Have your official transcripts sent directly from all colleges and universities to McNeese
  • Pay the $20 application fee
*30 Credit hours must be completed with McNeese.

About McNeese State University

Established in 1939, McNeese State University is nationally ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States, has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges for eight consecutive years, and is known for having a high return on investment for tuition and high average starting salaries for its graduates.

At McNeese, we’re changing lives by mentoring and inspiring our students to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

All qualified students are eligible for admission to McNeese State University regardless of race, color, age, sex, disability, religion, or national origin.

Find Us

McNeese State University
4205 Ryan St. | Lake Charles, LA 70605

How to Apply

To apply to this program, please complete the application online at Applicants must provide official transcripts from all prior educational institutions as well as verification of your RN license.
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