Great Bend has a total population of 15,345 and a student population of 4,237. Of these students, 4,237 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Great Bend's largest BSN school is Barton County Community College. In 2010, approximately 25 students graduated from the BSN program at Barton County Community College.
A total of 25 students graduated with credentials in BSN from BSN schools in Great Bend in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Great Bend's BSN schools was $14,006 per year for instate students and $14,552 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,036 for BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,341 per year, on average, for room and board at Great Bend-based BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,665.
If you plan on staying in Great Bend after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Great Bend, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. In 2010, of the 27,000 nurses in Kansas, 8,310 were working in the greater Great Bend area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Great Bend will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Great Bend, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,960 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.