Can someone with superior Googling skills please help out? I am helping a friend find the cheapest online RN (registered nurse) program. She isn't a resident of any state, so she needs it to be the cheapest out-of-state tuition. Thank you much!
Is your friend looking for an online program to obtain an Associate's Degree in Nursing?
Yes, Associate Degree. Thanks.
I don't know what prerequisites or qualifications your friend already has. If no prior nursing experience (eg; LPN), I am doubtful there are legitimate fully online ADN programs. Nursing requires hands-on experience.
This article may be helpful: Online Nursing School: How to Get an RN Degree Online - Nightingale
Yeah she can basically pursue any online Associate degree in Nursing. From what I could tell, there's tons of such online Nursing programs. Hard to find the cheapest program, so help from skilled Googlers much appreciated!
Perhaps a scholarship or grant? Here are two federal programs.
Nurse Corps (below) and Naitonal Health Service Corps. https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/
[size=4]About Nurse Corps[/size]
Nurse Corps awards scholarships and loan repayment to nurses, nursing students, and nurse faculty.
By supporting these nurses, we build healthier communities across the country—especially in areas of greatest need.
In total, 1.9 million people receive care from the Nurse Corps network of clinicians serving at Nurse Corps sites (PDF - 39 KB) in urban, rural and tribal areas.
How do I become a member of the Nurse Corps?
If you apply and we accept you into the Nurse Corps, we will provide you loan repayment or a scholarship in exchange for a minimum commitment of two years of service at a facility experiencing a critical shortage of nurses.
Nurse Corps members help those in need, without the burden of debt. You will also receive competitive pay and benefits from your employer in addition to your award.
Am I eligible for a scholarship?
The Scholarship Program helps nursing students in financial need complete their nursing education by paying tuition, fees, and other education costs, while providing a monthly living stipend.
Nurse Corps Scholarship Program Fact Sheet (PDF - 88 KB)
Scholarships for nursing students who agree to practice at health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses
Determine Eligibility and Apply to the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Why should I apply for the Nurse Corps SP?
If awarded, you will receive financial support, including:
Annual payment for other reasonable costs, such as books, clinical supplies/instruments, and uniforms
A monthly stipend