Richlands has a general population of 4,144 and an overall student population of 7,710. Approximately 3,855 of Richlands's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Southwest Virginia Community College is the largest nursing school in Richlands, based on student population. Approximately 60 students graduated in 2010 from Southwest Virginia Community College with credentials in nursing.
A reported 84 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Richlands in 2010. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Richlands, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,638.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies every year.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Richlands, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 17 nurses in Virginia were working in the greater Richlands area. Richlands's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Richlands, you can expect to make an average salary of $47,040 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.