Jacksonville has a general population of 66,715 and an overall student population of 5,056. Approximately 5,056 of Jacksonville's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Jacksonville, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Coastal Carolina Community College. In 2010, Coastal Carolina Community College graduated approximately 29 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 75 students graduated with a nursing certificate in Jacksonville. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Jacksonville, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,630.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jacksonville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 84,300 nurses in North Carolina. Of these nurses, 700 were working in the greater Jacksonville area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 27% in Jacksonville. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Jacksonville, you can expect to make an average salary of $59,050 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.