Salem has a general population of 40,407 and an overall student population of 10,125. Approximately 10,125 of Salem's students are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Of the 1 BSN schools in Salem, the largest BSN school, by student population, is Salem State University. In 2010, Salem State University graduated approximately 146 students with credentials in BSN.
A total of 146 students graduated with credentials in BSN from BSN schools in Salem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,443 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Salem BSN schools was an average of $25,583 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,439 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,148.
If you plan on staying in Salem after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Salem, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 36 nurses in Massachusetts were working in the greater Salem area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 17% in Salem. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Salem is $66,090 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.