Entry 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 accuracy of 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.
  • Fee 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)

Student Nurse Malpractice Insurance

  • Malpractice insurance is required to attend clinical – required upon enrollment to NURS 2600/2601.
  • Rates vary depending on your carrier – pay your malpractice insurance carrier/insurance company directly.
  • A copy of the student malpractice insurance certificate is to be uploaded to myCB.


  • This is a data entry system used by entry-level nursing students to document their clinical hours.
  • Fee paid directly to Trajecsys – students will receive information on how to register/pay during their Foundations of Nursing Course (NURS 2500/5100) 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.)

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.
  • The fee paid directly to Shadow Health.
  • The course instructor will communicate payment and set up instructions prior to the due date.

Kaplan Nursing Complete Program + CAT Accelerated

  • This is a suite of NCLEX test preparation materials.
  • Student cost for Kaplan Nursing Complete Program + CAT Accelerated is paid directly to the bookstore ($670.00) during student registration for NURS 2500/2501.

Dove Nursing Uniforms

  • Students wear a common uniform when attending clinical purchased through Dove Professional Apparel.
  • Use school code: FAIR
  • Cost depends on how many uniforms students order (typically $200).
  • Purchased during student registration for NURS 2500/2501.

Lippincott Course-specific Textbooks and other Course Resources/Supplies

  • Textbooks and other resources are recommended/required in most courses, many of which are published by Lippincott.
  • Cost varies depending on if the student purchases directly from Lippincott, University Bookstore, or through a used book program (typically $1,000).
  • Access FDU Libraries (free to students) for additional resources.

Pins for Pinning Ceremony

National Examination and State Board Licensure Fees

  • The current registration fee to take the NCLEX-RN National Council Licensure examination is $200. 
  • The New Jersey Board of Nursing additionally requires a $75 application fee and a $120 initial licensing fee to process all supporting documentation for licensure. New Jersey residents must also pay a fingerprinting fee of ~$65. (The New York State licensure fee is $143. Other state licensure fees vary from $90 to $350 – students should contact the appropriate nursing board office for registration information.)