With an overall population of 28,778 and a student population of 41,052, approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette students attend one of West Lafayette's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
The largest RN to BSN school in West Lafayette, by student population, is Purdue University-Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 179 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at Purdue University-Main Campus.
In 2010, 179 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in West Lafayette. Tuition in 2009 at West Lafayette's RN to BSN schools was $20,638 per year for instate students and $37,118 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,220 for RN to BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
If you decide to work as a nurse in West Lafayette, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 57,310 nurses in Indiana. Of these nurses, 1,390 were working in the greater West Lafayette area. The government projects that the number of nurses in West Lafayette will 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 West Lafayette is $56,670 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.