Natchitoches has a total population of 17,865 and a student population of 9,247. Of these students, 9,247 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Natchitoches's largest nursing school is Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Approximately 349 students graduated in 2010 from Northwestern State University of Louisiana with credentials in nursing.
A reported 349 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Natchitoches in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,786 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Natchitoches nursing schools was an average of $21,472 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Natchitoches-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,682 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Natchitoches after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Natchitoches, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. There were 25,560 nurses working in Louisiana and 1,910 working in the greater Natchitoches area in 2010. Natchitoches's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Natchitoches, you can expect to make an average salary of $17,690 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.