Norfolk has a general population of 23,516 and an overall student population of 5,205. Approximately 5,205 of Norfolk's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Norfolk, by student population, is Northeast Community College. Approximately 49 students graduated in 2010 from Northeast Community College with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 90 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Norfolk's nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Norfolk's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $10,725 per year in instate tuition and $11,244 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,080 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,194 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,811.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Norfolk, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 14,900 nurses in Nebraska, 1,980 were working in the greater Norfolk area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 17% in Norfolk. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Norfolk is $22,550 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.