With an overall population of 83,048 and a student population of 10,133, approximately 10,133 of Hammond students attend one of Hammond's schools that offer BSN programs.
Hammond's largest BSN school is Purdue University-Calumet Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Calumet Campus graduated approximately 138 students from its BSN program.
In 2010, 138 students graduated with a BSN degree in Hammond. If you decide to attend one of Hammond's BSN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,585 per year in instate tuition and $24,872 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,125 for BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hammond-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,545.
After graduating with your credentials in BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Hammond, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 15 nurses in Indiana were working in the greater Hammond area. The number of nurses in Hammond is expected to increase by 22% 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 Hammond is $61,480 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.