With an overall population of 811 and a student population of 906, approximately 906 of Banner Elk students attend one of Banner Elk's schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Banner Elk, by student population, is Lees-McRae College. In 2010, Lees-McRae College graduated approximately 19 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Banner Elk's nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,875 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $950 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Banner Elk, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 84,300 nurses in North Carolina, 3,560 were working in the greater Banner Elk area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Banner Elk will increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Banner Elk is $53,110 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.