With an overall population of 20,013 and a student population of 11,350, approximately 11,308 of Hays students attend one of Hays's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Hays's largest RN to BSN school is Fort Hays State University. In 2010, Fort Hays State University graduated approximately 68 students with credentials in RN to BSN.
In 2010, 68 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Hays. If you decide to attend one of Hays's RN to BSN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,674 per year in instate tuition and $22,827 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $840 for RN to BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,560 per year, on average, for room and board at Hays-based RN to BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,114.
Many RN to BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hays, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 nurses in Kansas were working in the greater Hays area. Hays's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Hays is $48,960 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.