Aiken has a general population of 25,337 and an overall student population of 3,299. Approximately 3,269 of Aiken's students are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
University of South Carolina-Aiken is the largest RN to BSN school in Aiken, based on student population. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Aiken graduated approximately 57 students with credentials in RN to BSN.
A total of 57 students graduated with credentials in RN to BSN from RN to BSN schools in Aiken in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Aiken's RN to BSN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,450 per year in instate tuition and $26,182 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,080 for RN to BSN related books and supplies each 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 Aiken-based RN to BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,190.
After graduating with your credentials in RN to BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Aiken, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 nurses in South Carolina were working in the greater Aiken area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Aiken will increase by 25% 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 Aiken is $64,940 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.