Special Expenses

  • Lab fees: $185 per semester (NUR 1510, NUR 1520, NUR 2510, and NUR 2520).
  • Physical information: To certify the health of students working with patients or clients in health care facilities, JCC, by law, must notify the health care agencies of the status of the students. Therefore, a physical examination to determine the student’s health is required prior to registration and enrollment in any nursing course requiring a clinical component. JCC will provide the forms and information regarding the physical examination following the student’s written acceptance to the nursing program. A $40 fee is charged for the physical and 2 step TB.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine: The vaccine provides active immunity against Hepatitis B. It is strongly recommended by JCC and health care agencies that all students receive this immunization.
  • Student accident insurance: All nursing students are required to purchase student accident insurance. The insurance will be automatically added to the student’s bill (approximately $12 per semester).
  • Transportation: A variety of area agencies are used to provide clinical experiences for the nursing student. Among these agencies are private and public acute care hospitals, psychiatric facilities, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, public schools, health care clinics, and home care agencies. Transportation and all the expenses associated with the agency experience are the responsibility of the student. Clinical agency placements are limited and in high demand by a variety of health care programs. Clinical agency assignments for JCC’s nursing program may be located in the following areas but are not limited to: Jamestown, Dunkirk, and Olean, NY and Bradford, Erie, and Warren, PA. Although students will have an opportunity to express their preferences for clinical site locations, the time and location of the clinical agency experience is at the discretion of the faculty. It is also a faculty policy to insure that students have well-rounded clinical experiences in a variety of clinical agencies. Therefore, students must attend more than one agency for their primary rotation during their four semesters of the program.
  • Uniforms: Each student is expected to have a uniform for selected clinical experiences beginning with NUR 1510. Uniforms will be ordered prior to and/or during the first week of the fall semester. Other expenses associated with the uniform include a name badge holder, white shoes, wrist watch (with second hand or timer), scissors, blood pressure cuff, and stethoscope.
  • License and first registration fees: Fees for the licensure examination and first registration, which occur after the final semester of the program, are approximately $425 for New York state and $390 for Pennsylvania. Fees charged by other states will vary with the state. 
Expenses for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
Summary of Estimated Special Expenses 1st Year Student 2nd Year Student
PDA (iPod touch recommended or smartphone) $200  
Skyscape software for handheld device or smartphone $225  
Other nursing course textbooks $525 $250
Nursing course lab fees $370 $370
Accident insurance ($12/semester) $24 $24
Physical and TB testing $40 $20
Drug screen $75  
Required immunizations $275  
Background check $10-100  
White shoes $70  
One uniform $70 $70
BP and stethoscope $32  
Watch (sweep hand) $30  
Hemostat $5 (optional)  
Pulse oximeter $35 (optional)  
Pen light $5  
One pair bandage scissors $9  
Total estimated nursing fee, books, hardware, software, and supplies $2090 $734