West Palm Beach, Florida has 2 nursing schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a certificate in nursing. West Palm Beach has a total population of 82,103 and a student population of 7,495. Of these students, 3,644 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 2 nursing schools in West Palm Beach, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations. In 2010, Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations graduated approximately 164 students from its nursing program.
A reported 302 students graduated with credentials in nursing in West Palm Beach in 2010. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in West Palm Beach was $22,700 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,338 per year, on average, for room and board at West Palm Beach-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,050.
If you decide to work as a nurse in West Palm Beach, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 nurses in Florida were working in the greater West Palm Beach area. West Palm Beach's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in West Palm Beach is $64,390 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.
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