Bend has a general population of 52,029 and an overall student population of 6,383. Approximately 6,261 of Bend's students are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
The largest BSN school in Bend, by student population, is Central Oregon Community College. In 2010, approximately 35 students graduated from the BSN program at Central Oregon Community College.
In 2010, 35 students graduated with a BSN degree in Bend. Tuition in 2009 at Bend's BSN schools was $14,967 per year for instate students and $18,387 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,125 for BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bend-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $7,692 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,275.
If you plan on staying in Bend after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Bend, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. There were 30,660 nurses working in Oregon and 1,350 working in the greater Bend area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 22% in Bend. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Bend is $77,560 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.