Salem has a total population of 40,407 and a student population of 10,125. Of these students, 10,125 are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Salem's largest RN to BSN school is Salem State University. Approximately 146 students graduated in 2010 from Salem State University with credentials in RN to BSN.
In 2010, 146 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree from one of Salem's RN to BSN schools. Tuition in 2009 at Salem's RN to BSN schools was $19,443 per year for instate students and $25,583 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for RN to BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Salem-based RN to BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $9,439 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,148.
If you plan on staying in Salem after graduating from RN to BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Salem, which is the most popular RN to BSN profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 36 nurses in Massachusetts were working in the greater Salem area. Salem's nurse workforce is projected 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 Salem is $66,090 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.