Palm Desert has a general population of 41,155 and an overall student population of 10,286. Approximately 10,193 of Palm Desert's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Palm Desert, the largest nursing school, by student population, is College of the Desert. Approximately 105 students graduated in 2010 from College of the Desert with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 115 students graduated with a nursing degree in Palm Desert. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Palm Desert, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $762.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,638 for nursing related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Palm Desert after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Palm Desert, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 236,400 nurses in California, 21,780 were working in the greater Palm Desert area. The number of nurses in Palm Desert is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Palm Desert, you can expect to make an average salary of $78,540 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.