Lake City has a total population of 9,980 and a student population of 3,187. Of these students, 3,187 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Lake City, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Florida Gateway College. Approximately 51 students graduated in 2010 from Florida Gateway College with credentials in nursing.
A total of 98 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Lake City in 2010. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Lake City was $2,448 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lake City, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 151,100 nurses in Florida, 2,940 were working in the greater Lake City area. The number of nurses in Lake City is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Lake City is $57,350 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.