Shreveport has a total population of 200,145 and a student population of 10,323. Of these students, 3,014 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Southern University at Shreveport is the largest BSN school in Shreveport, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 33 students graduated from the BSN program at Southern University at Shreveport.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a BSN degree from one of Shreveport's BSN schools. Tuition in 2009 at Shreveport's BSN schools was $13,036 per year for instate students and $14,166 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Shreveport-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $7,140 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,576.
Many BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Shreveport, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 40,090 nurses in Louisiana. Of these nurses, 4,830 were working in the greater Shreveport area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Shreveport will increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Shreveport, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,520 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.