Gardner has a total population of 20,770 and a student population of 4,761. Of these students, 4,761 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Gardner, by student population, is Mount Wachusett Community College. In 2010, approximately 119 students graduated from the Nursing program at Mount Wachusett Community College.
In 2010, 165 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Gardner's nursing schools. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Gardner, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $4,110.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,100 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Gardner, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 83,320 nurses in Massachusetts. Of these nurses, 1,300 were working in the greater Gardner area. The number of nurses in Gardner is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Gardner is $76,730 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.