Merced has a general population of 63,893 and an overall student population of 13,945. Approximately 10,446 of Merced's students are enrolled in schools that offer LPN programs.
Of the 1 LPN schools in Merced, the largest LPN school, by student population, is Merced College. In 2010, approximately 45 students graduated from the LPN program at Merced College.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a LPN certificate in Merced. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $658 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for LPN related books and supplies each year.
Many LPN graduates choose to work as licensed practical nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Merced, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 261 licensed practical nurses in California were working in the greater Merced area. By the year 2018, the number of licensed practical nurses is expected to increase by 21% in Merced. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a licensed practical nurse in Merced is $49,830 per year, which is lower than the average for licensed practical nurses state-wide.