Salem has a total population of 136,924 and a student population of 16,514. Of these students, 12,217 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Of the 1 BSN schools in Salem, the largest BSN school, by student population, is Chemeketa Community College. In 2010, Chemeketa Community College graduated approximately 40 students with credentials in BSN.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a BSN degree from one of Salem's BSN schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,510 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for BSN related books and supplies every year.
After graduating with your credentials in BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Salem, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 30,660 nurses in Oregon. Of these nurses, 2,600 were working in the greater Salem area. The number of nurses in Salem is expected to increase by 22% 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 Salem is $72,210 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.