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 6620/6621.
  • 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 to track and document their clinical/practice 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.
  • One of two systems are used, depending on your track:
    • NPST Student Tracking System (APN clinical tracks) ($100 one-time fee)
    • NSST Student Tracking System (Non-clinical tracks and DNP track) ($70 one-time fee)

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 and vary by specialty:
    • FNP -$450
    • AGPCNP -$400
    • PMHNP -$450
  • Purchased during student registration for NURS 6651
  • Program/Track Directors will communicate payment and set up instructions prior to the due date.

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