Grand Island has a general population of 42,940 and an overall student population of 7,320. Approximately 7,320 of Grand Island's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Grand Island, by student population, is Central Community College. In 2010, Central Community College graduated approximately 76 students from its nursing program.
A reported 135 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Grand Island in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Grand Island's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,306 per year in instate tuition and $11,416 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Grand Island. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,016 per year, on average, for room and board at Grand Island-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,710.
If you plan on staying in Grand Island after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Grand Island, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. There were 21,220 nurses working in Nebraska and 2,370 working in the greater Grand Island area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 24% in Grand Island. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Grand Island, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,660 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.