Murray has a general population of 14,950 and an overall student population of 10,117. Approximately 10,071 of Murray's students are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Murray's largest RN to BSN school is Murray State University. In 2010, approximately 120 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at Murray State University.
In 2010, 120 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree from one of Murray's RN to BSN schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,210 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Murray RN to BSN schools was an average of $26,470 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $990 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a RN to BSN program in Murray. And if you live on campus at one of the Murray-based RN to BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $6,562 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in RN to BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse 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. The number of nurses in Murray is expected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Murray, you can expect to make an average salary of $52,020 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.