With an overall population of 64,808 and a student population of 2,202, approximately 2,066 of Bloomington students attend one of Bloomington's schools that offer BSN programs.
Bloomington's largest BSN school is Illinois Wesleyan University. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the BSN program at Illinois Wesleyan University.
A reported 29 students graduated with credentials in BSN in Bloomington in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $33,982 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $780 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,776 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Bloomington after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Bloomington, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. In 2010, there were 110,740 nurses in Illinois. Of these nurses, 1,200 were working in the greater Bloomington area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 20% in Bloomington. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Bloomington is $52,320 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.