Brainerd has a total population of 13,178 and a student population of 4,206. Of these students, 4,206 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Central Lakes College-Brainerd is the largest nursing school in Brainerd, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 117 students graduated from the Nursing program at Central Lakes College-Brainerd.
In 2010, 196 students graduated with a nursing certificate from one of Brainerd's nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $5,019 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Brainerd.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Brainerd, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 56,830 nurses in Minnesota. Of these nurses, 3,530 were working in the greater Brainerd area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Brainerd will increase by 22% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Brainerd, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,260 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.