Dalton has a total population of 27,912 and a student population of 5,796. Of these students, 5,722 are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Of the 1 RN to BSN schools in Dalton, the largest RN to BSN school, by student population, is Dalton State College. In 2010, Dalton State College graduated approximately 55 students with credentials in RN to BSN.
A total of 55 students graduated with credentials in RN to BSN from RN to BSN schools in Dalton in 2010. 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 RN to 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 RN to BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Dalton-based RN to 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.
After graduating with your credentials in RN to BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Dalton, your job prospects are good. There were 66,610 nurses working in Georgia and 710 working in the greater Dalton area in 2010. Dalton's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 35% by the year 2018. This projected 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.