With an overall population of 139,722 and a student population of 18,432, approximately 17,151 of Brownsville students attend one of Brownsville's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
The largest RN to BSN school in Brownsville, by student population, is The University of Texas at Brownsville. Approximately 151 students graduated in 2010 from The University of Texas at Brownsville with credentials in RN to BSN.
In 2010, 151 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree from one of Brownsville's RN to BSN schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,608 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Brownsville RN to BSN schools was an average of $22,810 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $646 for RN to BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,367 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,826.
After graduating with your credentials in RN to BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Brownsville, your job prospects are good. There were 166,240 nurses working in Texas and 2,330 working in the greater Brownsville area in 2010. The number of nurses in Brownsville is expected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Brownsville is $66,240 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.