Spruce Pine has a total population of 2,030 and a student population of 1,719. Of these students, 1,719 are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Spruce Pine, by student population, is Mayland Community College. In 2010, Mayland Community College graduated approximately 24 students from its nursing program.
A reported 42 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Spruce Pine in 2010. If you decide to attend a nursing school in Spruce Pine, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,696.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,778 for nursing related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Spruce Pine after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Spruce Pine, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 84,300 nurses in North Carolina. Of these nurses, 3,560 were working in the greater Spruce Pine area. Spruce Pine's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 27% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Spruce Pine, 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.