If you decide that you want to get a nursing degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 nursing schools in Irvine, California. With an overall population of 143,072 and a student population of 49,470, approximately 29,706 of Irvine students attend one of Irvine's schools that offer nursing programs.
Concordia University is the largest nursing school in Irvine, based on student population. In 2010, Concordia University graduated approximately 48 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 89 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Irvine's nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Irvine's nursing schools was $31,279 per year for instate students and $42,613 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,622 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Irvine. And if you live on campus at one of the Irvine-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $9,322 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,213.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Irvine, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 nurses in California were working in the greater Irvine area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Irvine will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Irvine is $78,490 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.