With an overall population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814, approximately 4,814 of Chester students attend one of Chester's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Of the 1 RN to BSN schools in Chester, the largest RN to BSN school, by student population, is Widener University-Main Campus. In 2010, Widener University-Main Campus graduated approximately 132 students from its RN to BSN program.
In 2010, 132 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Chester. In 2009 tuition at RN to BSN schools in Chester was $31,840 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for RN to BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board at Chester-based RN to BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
If you plan on staying in Chester after graduating from RN to BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Chester, which is the most popular RN to BSN profession, are good. In 2010, there were 135,400 nurses in Pennsylvania. Of these nurses, 44,720 were working in the greater Chester area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 16% in Chester. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Chester, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,210 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.