With an overall population of 56,690 and a student population of 3,321, approximately 858 of Great Falls students attend one of Great Falls's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Great Falls's largest RN to BSN school is University of Great Falls. Approximately 12 students graduated in 2010 from University of Great Falls with credentials in RN to BSN.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Great Falls. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,237 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for RN to BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Great Falls-based RN to BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $6,610 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many RN to BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Great Falls, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 nurses in Montana were working in the greater Great Falls area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 19% in Great Falls. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Great Falls is $58,210 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.