West Long Branch has a total population of 8,258 and a student population of 6,499. Of these students, 6,499 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in West Long Branch, by student population, is Monmouth University. In 2010, Monmouth University graduated approximately 50 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 55 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of West Long Branch's nursing schools. If you decide to attend a nursing school in West Long Branch, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $25,014.
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 $10,342 per year, on average, for room and board at West Long Branch-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,921.
If you decide to work as a nurse in West Long Branch, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 79,500 nurses in New Jersey, 18,490 were working in the greater West Long Branch area. The number of nurses in West Long Branch is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in West Long Branch is $75,250 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.