Great Bend has a general population of 15,345 and an overall student population of 4,237. Approximately 4,237 of Great Bend's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Great Bend, by student population, is Barton County Community College. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from Barton County Community College with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 59 students graduated with a nursing certificate in Great Bend. Tuition in 2009 at Great Bend's nursing 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 nursing 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 nursing 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 nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Great Bend, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 27,000 nurses in Kansas. Of these nurses, 8,310 were working in the greater Great Bend area. Great Bend's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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.