North Platte has a total population of 23,878 and a student population of 2,765. Of these students, 2,765 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in North Platte, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Mid-Plains Community College. In 2010, Mid-Plains Community College graduated approximately 29 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of North Platte's nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at North Platte's nursing schools was $11,140 per year for instate students and $11,800 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,180.
If you plan on staying in North Platte after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in North Platte, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 14,900 nurses in Nebraska, 1,640 were working in the greater North Platte area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 17% in North Platte. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in North Platte is $22,300 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.