With an overall population of 6,551 and a student population of 8,810, approximately 8,810 of La Plata students attend one of La Plata's schools that offer nursing programs.
College of Southern Maryland is the largest nursing school in La Plata, based on student population. In 2010, College of Southern Maryland graduated approximately 94 students from its nursing program.
A reported 113 students graduated with credentials in nursing in La Plata in 2010. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in La Plata was $2,952 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for nursing related books and supplies every year.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in La Plata, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 51,290 nurses in Maryland. Of these nurses, 30,100 were working in the greater La Plata area. The number of nurses in La Plata is expected to increase by 22% 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 Plata is $73,550 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.