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 RN to BSN programs.
Of the 1 RN to BSN schools in Great Bend, the largest RN to BSN school, by student population, is Barton County Community College. In 2010, Barton County Community College graduated approximately 25 students with credentials in RN to BSN.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Great Bend. 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 RN to BSN schools was an average of $14,552 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,036 for RN to 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 RN to 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 RN to BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Great Bend, which is the most popular RN to BSN profession, are good. There were 27,000 nurses working in Kansas and 8,310 working in the greater Great Bend area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Great Bend will increase by 21% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Great Bend is $48,960 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.