Portales has a total population of 11,131 and a student population of 4,679. Of these students, 4,679 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Portales's largest BSN school is Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus. Approximately 37 students graduated in 2010 from Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus with credentials in BSN.
A total of 37 students graduated with credentials in BSN from BSN schools in Portales in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Portales's BSN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,976 per year in instate tuition and $19,526 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Portales-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $5,374 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,602.
Many BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Portales, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 13,160 nurses in New Mexico, 1,500 were working in the greater Portales area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Portales will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Portales is $54,610 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.