La Junta has a total population of 7,568 and a student population of 1,660. Of these students, 1,660 are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Of the 1 RN to BSN schools in La Junta, the largest RN to BSN school, by student population, is Otero Junior College. In 2010, Otero Junior College graduated approximately 33 students with credentials in RN to BSN.
A reported 33 students graduated with credentials in RN to BSN in La Junta in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at La Junta's RN to BSN schools was $14,446 per year for instate students and $17,247 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,749 for RN to BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,994 per year, on average, for room and board at La Junta-based RN to BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,315.
If you plan on staying in La Junta after graduating from RN to BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in La Junta, which is the most popular RN to BSN profession, are good. There were 40,880 nurses working in Colorado and 1,110 working in the greater La Junta area in 2010. La Junta's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 29% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in La Junta is $56,190 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.