With an overall population of 14,950 and a student population of 10,117, approximately 10,071 of Murray students attend one of Murray's schools that offer BSN programs.
Of the 1 BSN schools in Murray, the largest BSN school, by student population, is Murray State University. In 2010, Murray State University graduated approximately 120 students from its BSN program.
In 2010, 120 students graduated with a BSN degree in Murray. Tuition in 2009 at Murray's BSN schools was $16,210 per year for instate students and $26,470 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $990 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a BSN program in Murray. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,562 per year, on average, for room and board at Murray-based BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Murray, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 43,500 nurses in Kentucky. Of these nurses, 3,760 were working in the greater Murray area. Murray's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Murray is $52,020 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.