Resources

Learn more about test prep, applying to school, and financing your nursing education with our in-depth guides.

NurseJournal.org is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

Ready to start your journey?

Paying for Nursing School

View All Articles
How Much Does Nursing School Cost?

How Much Does Nursing School Cost?

March 3, 2022

With such a vast range, exactly how much does nursing school cost? This guide explores the answer to that question, considering the many factors that contribute to the wide variation in nursing degree costs.

Financial Aid for Marginalized Students

Financial Aid for Marginalized Students

January 20, 2022

If you're worried about the cost of nursing school, organizations offer many grants for marginalized nursing students. Here's a list of nursing scholarships.

Refinancing Nursing School Loans: Everything You Need to Know

Refinancing Nursing School Loans: Everything You Need to Know

May 12, 2022

Student loan refinancing has become more popular today in response to the rising cost of financing a nursing education. There are many options for nursing school graduates to refinance federal subsidized and unsubsidized student loans and private student loans. Refinancing involves taking out a new loan with new terms;…

Private vs. Federal Loans for Nursing Students: Which Should You Choose?

Private vs. Federal Loans for Nursing Students: Which Should You Choose?

May 12, 2022

With the cost of postsecondary education continuing to increase, many students need financial help that will allow them to earn their degrees. Fortunately, there are many student loan options that can help reduce the financial burden caused by the cost of tuition. Keep reading to learn the advantages and disadvantages…

Nursing Scholarships for International Students

Nursing Scholarships for International Students

November 12, 2021

International students seeking aid to finance their nursing studies should review this page for scholarships, grants, and work study opportunities.

Top MSN Degree Scholarships

Top MSN Degree Scholarships

January 20, 2022

The cost of pursuing an advanced nursing degree can be alleviated through the use of financial aid. Review the top scholarships awarded to nursing students looking to earn their MSN.

Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships for Nurses

Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships for Nurses

February 1, 2022

Find out how you can get nurse scholarships or grants to help you pay for nursing school.

Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses

Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses

March 3, 2022

Student loan forgiveness for nurses can greatly reduce your student loan debt. Learn about nursing loan forgiveness programs and how to apply.

Student Loan Forgiveness and Forbearance: When Do I Need to Pay?

Student Loan Forgiveness and Forbearance: When Do I Need to Pay?

May 12, 2022

Is nursing your dream, but you're concerned about graduating with debt? Student loan forgiveness and forbearance can ease or even eliminate the burden and let you enjoy more of your hard-earned salary. During COVID-19, student loan forbearance lets graduates delay paying their loans. In some cases, the loan may still…

Nursing Jobs to Help You Pay Off Student Loans Most Quickly

Nursing Jobs to Help You Pay Off Student Loans Most Quickly

May 11, 2022

Graduating nursing school without debt — or paying your loans back quickly — might seem impossible. But some jobs can help you pay off student loans even while you're studying. There are also legitimate ways to pay your full debt in four years or faster. This guide outlines possible healthcare…

Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized Student Loans: What’s the Difference?

Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized Student Loans: What’s the Difference?

May 11, 2022

Financial aid options for your nursing education include both subsidized and unsubsidized federal student loans. If you're uncertain about which might be better for you, you're not alone. Figuring out how to pay for school can be as stressful as it is important. Each type of loan has its…

Tips to Avoid Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

Tips to Avoid Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

May 9, 2022

There are several legitimate loan forgiveness programs, but hundreds of scams. This guide explains how to avoid student loan forgiveness scams.

Previous
Next
View All Articles

NCLEX and Test Prep

Student Resources

View All Articles
Previous
Next
View All Articles

Nursing News and Advice

Ask a Nurse: What Tax Benefits Can I Claim as a Registered Nurse?

Ask a Nurse: What Tax Benefits Can I Claim as a Registered Nurse?

The tax laws have changed. Discover some of the tax benefits registered nurses can claim and tips for nursing students.

Read article
6 Proven Strategies From Nurse Execs to Combat the Nursing Shortage in 2022

6 Proven Strategies From Nurse Execs to Combat the Nursing Shortage in 2022

Here are six proven strategies nursing executives are using to combat the nursing shortage and how other nurse leaders can do the same.

Read article
7 Key Challenges Faced by Nurse Educators Today

7 Key Challenges Faced by Nurse Educators Today

The shortage of nurse educators has impacted the nursing shortage. Three experienced nurses discuss the challenges and changes needed to improve the system.

Read article