Florence has a total population of 36,264 and a student population of 7,305. Of these students, 7,194 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
University of North Alabama is the largest nursing school in Florence, based on student population. Approximately 169 students graduated in 2010 from University of North Alabama with credentials in nursing.
A total of 169 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Florence in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,198 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Florence nursing schools was an average of $17,206 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,783 per year, on average, for room and board at Florence-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,414.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Florence, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 33 nurses in Alabama were working in the greater Florence area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Florence will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Florence is $47,100 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.