Boone has a general population of 13,472 and an overall student population of 16,968. Approximately 16,968 of Boone's students are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Of the 1 RN to BSN schools in Boone, the largest RN to BSN school, by student population, is Appalachian State University. In 2010, Appalachian State University graduated approximately 43 students with credentials in RN to BSN.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree from one of Boone's RN to BSN schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,391 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Boone RN to BSN schools was an average of $25,012 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for RN to BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Boone-based RN to BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Boone after graduating from RN to BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Boone, which is the most popular RN to BSN profession, are good. In 2010, there were 84,300 nurses in North Carolina. Of these nurses, 3,560 were working in the greater Boone area. The number of nurses in Boone is expected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Boone, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,110 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.