Brainerd has a general population of 13,178 and an overall student population of 4,206. Approximately 4,206 of Brainerd's students are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Central Lakes College-Brainerd is the largest BSN school in Brainerd, based on student population. In 2010, Central Lakes College-Brainerd graduated approximately 79 students from its BSN program.
In 2010, 79 students graduated with a BSN degree in Brainerd. In 2009 tuition at BSN schools in Brainerd was $5,019 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a BSN program in Brainerd.
If you plan on staying in Brainerd after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Brainerd, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. In 2010, there were 56,830 nurses in Minnesota. Of these nurses, 3,530 were working in the greater Brainerd area. The number of nurses in Brainerd is expected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Brainerd is $61,260 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.