With an overall population of 13,472 and a student population of 16,968, approximately 16,968 of Boone students attend one of Boone's schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Boone, by student population, is Appalachian State University. In 2010, approximately 43 students graduated from the Nursing program at Appalachian State University.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Boone's nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Boone's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,391 per year in instate tuition and $25,012 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Boone-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Boone, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 84,300 nurses in North Carolina. Of these nurses, 3,560 were working in the greater Boone area. The number of nurses in Boone is expected to increase by 27% 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 Boone is $53,110 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.