Advanced Level Nursing Tuition and Fees

Fees are estimates and subject to change. Please notify faculty if student cost of any item is found to be more than 20% above estimated cost, to confirm the accuracy of the purchase.

Tuition Fees, Technology Fee, University Wellness Education Fee, Matriculation Maintenance Fee, Auditing Fee, Application Fee, Health Insurance, Graduation Fees

CastleBranch (myCB)

  • This is a medical document manager used to collect and store all clinical compliance documentation.
  • The fee is paid directly to Castlebranch.
  • New students
    • One-time setup compliance tracker ($45)
    • Initial background check NJ ($70)
    • Urine Drug test ($55)
  • Returning students
    • Re-check background check NJ ($55)
    • Urine drug test ($50-$100)

Malpractice Insurance with Student Nurse Practitioner Rider

  • Required upon enrollment to NURS 6620.
  • Rates vary depending on your carrier – pay your malpractice insurance carrier/insurance company directly.
  • A copy of student malpractice insurance certificate to be uploaded to myCB. 

Shadow Health’s Digital Clinical Experiences

  • Application for students to demonstrate and perfect their clinical reasoning skills through lifelike interactions with Digital Standardized Patients provided by Shadow Health from Elsevier.
  • Fee paid directly to Shadow Health.
  • Course instructor will communicate payment and set up instructions prior to the due date.


  • This is a data entry system used by graduate students in the nurse practitioner tracks to document their clinical hours and clinical logs.
  • Fee paid directly to Typhon Group – students will receive an email with information on how to register/pay prior to the due date.
  • The “NPST” Typhon system is used, which is associated with a $100 one-time fee.


  • This is a data entry system used by DNP students to document their practice hours.
  • Fee paid directly to Trajecsys – students will receive information on how to register/pay during their DNP Synthesis (NURS 802) course.
  • It is recommended that students register for a 24-month subscription, which is associated with a $150 fee. (Additional 6-month subscriptions are available for $50, if a student needs to extend their period of enrollment in the DNP Program.)

Clinical Practice Resources (All APN students)

  • Provides training in invasive exam clinical skills utilizing Gynecologic Teaching Associates and Male Urogenital Teaching Associates.
  • One-time fee paid to Associates at the time of the training session ($200).

Course-specific Textbooks and other Course Resources/Supplies

  • Textbooks and other resources are recommended/required in most courses.
  • Cost varies depending if student purchases directly from a publisher, from University Bookstore, or through a used book program, or if e-books are used (typically $1,000).
  • Access FDU Libraries (free to students) for additional resources.


  • Healthcare educational and point-of-care resources that are required throughout APN program tracks are provided by StatPearls.
  • The fee is paid directly to StatPearls ($90).

Controlled Substance Education Course

  • Required continuing education course for all DEA-Registered prescribers.
  • Cost varies depending on continuing education provider ($125).
  • Fees are paid directly to continuing education provider.

National Certification Review Course and Practice Test

  • This is a comprehensive multimedia package designed to prepare students for the national specialty certification exam.
  • Fees are paid directly to Barkley & Associates (or comparable program) and vary by specialty:
    • FNP -$450
    • AGPCNP -$400
    • PMHNP -$450
    • WHNP – $450
  • Purchased during student registration for NURS 7756
  • Program/Track Directors will communicate payment and set up instructions prior to the due date.

Pins (Optional)

National Examination and State Board Licensure Fees

  • The current fee to take a Nurse Practitioner national specialty examination (i.e., ANCC, AANP, or NCC) is between $300 and $400. 
  • The New Jersey Board of Nursing requires that APNs hold an RN license in the state, including paying all fees associated with RN license.
  • APNs are also charged a nonrefundable $100 application fee, an $80-$160 initial certification fee (depending on expiration date of RN license), and a $40 registration fee for Controlled Dangerous Substances. (Other state fees vary – students should contact the appropriate nursing board office for application/registration information.)