With an overall population of 15,345 and a student population of 4,237, approximately 4,237 of Great Bend students attend one of Great Bend's schools that offer LPN programs.
Great Bend's largest LPN school is Barton County Community College. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from Barton County Community College with credentials in LPN.
A total of 34 students graduated with credentials in LPN from LPN schools in Great Bend in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,006 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Great Bend LPN schools was an average of $14,552 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,036 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a LPN program in Great Bend. 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 LPN 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 LPN school, you should know that job prospects for licensed practical nurses in Great Bend, which is the most popular LPN profession, are good. There were 7,190 licensed practical nurses working in Kansas and 2,550 working in the greater Great Bend area in 2010. The government projects that the number of licensed practical nurses in Great Bend will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for licensed practical nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a licensed practical nurse in Great Bend is $33,780 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for licensed practical nurses.
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