West Palm Beach has a total population of 82,103 and a student population of 7,495. Of these students, 3,260 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Of the 1 BSN schools in West Palm Beach, the largest BSN school, by student population, is Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach. Approximately 20 students graduated in 2010 from Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach with credentials in BSN.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a BSN degree in West Palm Beach. In 2009 tuition at BSN schools in West Palm Beach was $22,700 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,338 per year, on average, for room and board at West Palm Beach-based BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,050.
After graduating with your credentials in BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in West Palm Beach, your job prospects are good. There were 151,100 nurses working in Florida and 10,720 working in the greater West Palm Beach area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in West Palm Beach will increase by 24% 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 West Palm Beach is $64,390 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.