With an overall population of 4,856 and a student population of 3,383, approximately 3,383 of Big Stone Gap students attend one of Big Stone Gap's schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Big Stone Gap, by student population, is Mountain Empire Community College. In 2010, Mountain Empire Community College graduated approximately 44 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 69 students graduated with a nursing degree in Big Stone Gap. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Big Stone Gap, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,297.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Big Stone Gap, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 60,590 nurses in Virginia, 2,500 were working in the greater Big Stone Gap area. The number of nurses in Big Stone Gap is expected to increase by 23% 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 Big Stone Gap is $47,040 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.