Scottsbluff has a total population of 14,732 and a student population of 2,353. Of these students, 2,304 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Scottsbluff, by student population, is Western Nebraska Community College. In 2010, Western Nebraska Community College graduated approximately 37 students from its nursing program.
A total of 63 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Scottsbluff in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Scottsbluff's nursing schools was $12,051 per year for instate students and $12,339 per year for out of state students.
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 $5,228 per year, on average, for room and board at Scottsbluff-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,390.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Scottsbluff, your job prospects are good. There were 14,900 nurses working in Nebraska and 1,640 working in the greater Scottsbluff area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Scottsbluff will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Scottsbluff, you can expect to make an average salary of $22,300 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.