Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Baldwin Wallace University

The comprehensive cost of the accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing, for the cohort beginning fall 2023 is $40,000 for the entire 15-month, 63-credit-hour program. Included in the costs are: tuition, books, two uniform sets and a lab coat, a stethoscope, consumable laboratory supplies, HESI Exit Exam (first test) testing fee, malpractice insurance and parking fee.

Students use a variety of options to cover costs, and must also consider living expenses during the 15 months. As a post-baccalaureate program, nursing students do not qualify for federal grants. In addition to personal savings or other outside resources, most nursing students rely heavily on financial assistance through federal direct student loans and private educational loans. Federal loans will not cover the entire cost.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has information on additional education loan and scholarship opportunities for nursing students.

Because of the intensive, accelerated curriculum and schedule, students are strongly encouraged not to seek or continue employment while enrolled.

While the scheduling and coordination of clinical rotations and labs are covered in the comprehensive cost, nursing students will incur additional fees to cover rescheduling costs associated with missed clinicals and labs that must be made up.

ABSN Scholarship Opportunity

Students admitted to the Baldwin Wallace University accelerated BSN program for fall 2023 are eligible to apply for a one-time $3,000 scholarship (two available) offered through BW's Institute for Learning in Retirement - East (ILR). Candidates must submit the $300 new student deposit to be eligible for this scholarship. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is May 15, 2023 (11:59 p.m. EST). Please contact Lauryn Rosinski at for more information.