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2016-2017 BSN Nursing Fees Summary

Last updated May 16, 2016

Program/ Concentration Major Code Simulation Lab and Technology Equipment Fees, NCLEX Preparation Materials, EPIC Training - Paid to Mason Fees Paid to Outside Vendors
(see below)
Course Fees Total BSN Program Related Fees
BSN Accelerated Pathway HH-BSN-NURS-SEC $855 $198 $1415 $2468
BSN Traditional Pathway HH-BSN-NURS (no concentration) $855 $323 $1725 $2903

Course fee assessments are due at the time of tuition payment. RNs entering the BSN program are exempt from NCLEX preparation materials, simulation and technology equipment, and lab and clinical course fees. Distance education (DL) courses are charged $35 per credit above tuition.

Explanation of Fees:

Paid through Mason course fees

  • $400 - Simulation Lab and Technology Equipment Fees
    This is a one-time fee that includes costs for all disposable simulation and skills-technology lab equipment used throughout the program, plus a small durable-equipment replacement cost.
  • $305 - NCLEX Preparation Materials
    This is a one-time fee for program materials used throughout the program and includes practice tests, content review, and predictive end-of-program assessment for NCLEX (nursing licensing examination) success.
  • $150 - EPIC Electronic Medical Record Training
    This is a one-time fee for training on and access to the EPIC electronic medical record used during clinical placement in INOVA Health System facilities.
  • $60-95 - Per Credit Course Fee
    This fee is charged for all clinical and lab nursing courses, which enables the SoN to maintain low student-to-faculty teaching ratios required by Board of Nursing regulations for clinical courses.

Paid directly to Vendor

  • $123 (BSN Accelerated Pathway)
    CastleBranch.com - This one-time fee is paid directly to CastleBranch.com, an outside vendor. In addition to conducting the criminal background check, CastleBranch.com will track the School of Nursing required immunizations, physical examinations, drug screens, CPR certifications. Additional fees may be assessed to students who have lived outside the immediate Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and require additional county/counties searches at a cost of $12 for each additional county of residence within the last 7 years, capped at 5 additional searches.
  • $173 (BSN Traditional Pathway)
    CastleBranch.com – The initial fee of $123 is paid directly to CastleBranch.com, an outside vendor, with an additional fee of $50 for a re-check in the second year. In addition to conducting the criminal background check, CastleBranch.com will track the School of Nursing required immunizations, physical examinations, drug screens, CPR certifications. Additional fees may be assessed to students who have lived outside the immediate Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and require additional county/counties searches at a cost of $12 for each additional county of residence within the last 7 years, capped at 5 additional searches.
  • $75 (BSN Accelerated Pathway)
    This is a one-time fee paid to Trajecsys for access to the recording and report system used throughout each clinical course.
  • $150 (BSN Traditional Pathway)
    This is a one-time fee paid to Trajecsys for access to the recording and report system used throughout each clinical course.

Program fees are non-refundable and are subject to change annually. Uniform and medical equipment costs for undergraduate students are in addition to the fees quoted above and are paid directly to an outside vendor. The university may have additional fees not included in this document.