Most affordable nursing programs in the US and Canada

Studying nursing in the United States and Canada is known to promise excellent employment opportunities after graduation. Recognised for having one of the best healthcare and medical services in the world, the United States and Canada are great training grounds for aspiring hospital nurses, as they pay very close attention to the quality of their nursing education. And though the training may be long (on average, a nursing course in the US can last up to seven years, including the internship) and the process highly challenging, nursing is a rewarding and fulfilling path, equipping you with the ability to help save lives. 

The average cost of nursing school can vary widely. Here is a list of universities with some of the most affordable nursing programs in the US and Canada: 

American University of Health Sciences ($16K and up)

The American University of Health Sciences  is a Christian-based, minority-serving university that educates students for careers in the healthcare profession. The university emphasizes the values of faith in God, love of humankind, and belief that all people have a right to healthcare and deserve a good quality of life based on the wellness of body, mind, and spirit. On top of its affordable tuition fees, scholarships are also available for those who are in need of financial assistance.

Sacred Heart University ($13k-43k per year)

Sacred Heart University is the first Catholic University in America to be led and staffed by lay people and is home to over 10,000 students hailing from 46 states, the District of Columbia, plus two US territories and over 40 different countries. One of its top programs includes Nursing, which offers CCNE-accredited bachelor’s, master’s, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees to undergraduate and practising professionals. Students learn through evidence-based courses, cutting-edge nursing simulations and critical skills labs to hone their skills.

Wright State University ($20K)

Wright State University is a national public university in Ohio with over 10,000 students. Known for offering academic excellence at an exceptional value, Wright State’s nursing program will help you find a rewarding career caring for others while also filling a critical need in today’s healthcare workforce. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (B.S.N.) at Wright State is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

University of Regina ($24K)

Students at the University of Regina enjoy an abundance of opportunities to gain experience in both paid and volunteer positions, among other opportunities, resulting in career-ready graduates who find work fast. Its nursing program offerings are the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN), a CASN accredited undergraduate program that prepares you to become a Registered Nurse, and the Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP), an online graduate level program offered through a joint partnership between the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Trinity Western University ($26K)

Trinity Western University (TWU)  Nursing is recognised as a leader in faith-integrated education and is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. Students of TWU Nursing get to experience world-class instruction from multi-awarded professors, hands-on experiential learning, and state-of-the-art equipment. Its nursing classes are small, clinical experiences in hospital, community, simulation lab settings are varied, and graduates score highly on the professional certification exam (NCLEX). 

Trent University ($26K)

Consistently recognised as one of Canada’s top universities, Trent University attracts excellent students from around the world. Its school of nursing emphasizes a well-rounded approach to healthcare, providing resume-boosting opportunities such as presenting your work at regional health conferences, getting 1,000 hours of clinical, hands-on experience over four years of study, and hands-on learning in the Trent Simulation Hub — the first internationally accredited university simulation centre in Canada.

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