Yakima has a total population of 71,845 and a student population of 5,297. Of these students, 4,724 are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Yakima Valley Community College is the largest RN to BSN school in Yakima, based on student population. In 2010, Yakima Valley Community College graduated approximately 62 students with credentials in RN to BSN.
A total of 62 students graduated with credentials in RN to BSN from RN to BSN schools in Yakima in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Yakima's RN to BSN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,619 per year in instate tuition and $10,009 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $972 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a RN to BSN program in Yakima. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,915 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,105.
Many RN to BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Yakima, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 54,560 nurses in Washington State. Of these nurses, 1,940 were working in the greater Yakima area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 30% in Yakima. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Yakima is $63,030 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.