Chicopee has a total population of 54,653 and a student population of 1,260. Of these students, 1,260 are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
College of Our Lady of the Elms is the largest RN to BSN school in Chicopee, based on student population. Approximately 110 students graduated in 2010 from College of Our Lady of the Elms with credentials in RN to BSN.
In 2010, 110 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Chicopee. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,260 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for RN to BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chicopee-based RN to BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $9,446 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,260.
Many RN to BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chicopee, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 13 nurses in Massachusetts were working in the greater Chicopee area. The number of nurses in Chicopee is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Chicopee, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,200 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.