Missoula has a total population of 57,053 and a student population of 14,961. Of these students, 14,921 are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
The largest RN to BSN school in Missoula, by student population, is The University of Montana. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at The University of Montana.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Missoula. If you decide to attend one of Missoula's RN to BSN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,455 per year in instate tuition and $29,889 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a RN to BSN program in Missoula. And if you live on campus at one of the Missoula-based RN to BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $6,611 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many RN to BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Missoula, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,320 nurses in Montana, 1,300 were working in the greater Missoula area. Missoula's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 19% 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 Missoula is $56,500 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.