Scottsbluff has a general population of 14,732 and an overall student population of 2,353. Approximately 2,304 of Scottsbluff's students are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Western Nebraska Community College is the largest BSN school in Scottsbluff, based on student population. In 2010, Western Nebraska Community College graduated approximately 26 students from its BSN program.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with a BSN degree in Scottsbluff. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,051 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Scottsbluff BSN schools was an average of $12,339 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,080 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a BSN program in Scottsbluff. And if you live on campus at one of the Scottsbluff-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $5,228 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,390.
If you plan on staying in Scottsbluff after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Scottsbluff, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. There were 21,220 nurses working in Nebraska and 1,540 working in the greater Scottsbluff area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Scottsbluff will increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Scottsbluff, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,290 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.