Salem has a general population of 136,924 and an overall student population of 16,514. Approximately 12,217 of Salem's students are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
The largest RN to BSN school in Salem, by student population, is Chemeketa Community College. Approximately 40 students graduated in 2010 from Chemeketa Community College with credentials in RN to BSN.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Salem. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,510 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a RN to BSN program in Salem.
After graduating with your credentials in RN to 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. Salem's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 22% by the year 2018. This projected 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.