West Palm Beach has a general population of 82,103 and an overall student population of 7,495. Approximately 3,260 of West Palm Beach's students are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Of the 1 RN to BSN schools in West Palm Beach, the largest RN to BSN school, by student population, is Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach. In 2010, Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in RN to BSN.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in West Palm Beach. In 2009 tuition at RN to BSN 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 RN to BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Palm Beach-based RN to BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $8,338 per year, on average, for room and board. 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, of the 151,100 nurses in Florida, 10,720 were working in the greater West Palm Beach area. The number of nurses in West Palm Beach is expected 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, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.