With an overall population of 8,404 and a student population of 9,351, approximately 9,351 of Jacksonville students attend one of Jacksonville's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Jacksonville's largest RN to BSN school is Jacksonville State University. In 2010, approximately 198 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at Jacksonville State University.
In 2010, 198 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Jacksonville. If you decide to attend one of Jacksonville's RN to BSN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,378 per year in instate tuition and $21,370 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,204 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a RN to BSN program in Jacksonville. And if you live on campus at one of the Jacksonville-based RN to BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,876.
After graduating with your credentials in RN to BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Jacksonville, your job prospects are good. There were 42,570 nurses working in Alabama and 970 working in the greater Jacksonville area in 2010. The number of nurses in Jacksonville is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Jacksonville is $54,540 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.