Topeka has a general population of 122,377 and an overall student population of 7,643. Approximately 6,652 of Topeka's students are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
The largest RN to BSN school in Topeka, by student population, is Washburn University. In 2010, approximately 132 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at Washburn University.
A reported 132 students graduated with credentials in RN to BSN in Topeka in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Topeka's RN to BSN schools was $18,353 per year for instate students and $26,003 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for RN to BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,792 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,561.
After graduating with your credentials in RN to BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Topeka, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 27,000 nurses in Kansas. Of these nurses, 2,780 were working in the greater Topeka area. Topeka'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.
As a nurse in Topeka, you can expect to make an average salary of $56,850 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.