With an overall population of 27,912 and a student population of 5,796, approximately 5,722 of Dalton students attend one of Dalton's schools that offer BSN programs.
Dalton State College is the largest BSN school in Dalton, based on student population. In 2010, Dalton State College graduated approximately 55 students with credentials in BSN.
In 2010, 55 students graduated with a BSN degree from one of Dalton's BSN schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,740 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Dalton BSN schools was an average of $18,222 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Dalton-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $4,440 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,000.
If you plan on staying in Dalton after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Dalton, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 97 nurses in Georgia were working in the greater Dalton area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Dalton will increase by 35% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Dalton, you can expect to make an average salary of $52,740 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.