Jacksonville has a general population of 8,404 and an overall student population of 9,351. Approximately 9,351 of Jacksonville's students are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
The largest BSN school in Jacksonville, by student population, is Jacksonville State University. In 2010, Jacksonville State University graduated approximately 198 students with credentials in BSN.
In 2010, 198 students graduated with a BSN degree in Jacksonville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,378 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jacksonville BSN schools was an average of $21,370 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,204 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Jacksonville-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,876.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Jacksonville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 42,570 nurses in Alabama, 970 were working in the greater Jacksonville area. The number of nurses in Jacksonville is expected to 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 Jacksonville is $54,540 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.