Wenatchee has a total population of 27,856 and a student population of 3,529. Of these students, 3,423 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
The largest BSN school in Wenatchee, by student population, is Wenatchee Valley College. In 2010, Wenatchee Valley College graduated approximately 91 students with credentials in BSN.
In 2010, 91 students graduated with a BSN degree from one of Wenatchee's BSN schools. If you decide to attend one of Wenatchee's BSN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,155 per year in instate tuition and $12,582 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $972 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Wenatchee-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $4,645 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,886.
Many BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Wenatchee, your job prospects are good. There were 54,560 nurses working in Washington State and 1,040 working in the greater Wenatchee area in 2010. The number of nurses in Wenatchee is expected to increase by 30% 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 Wenatchee is $65,810 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.