With an overall population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211, approximately 14,211 of West Chester students attend one of West Chester's schools that offer BSN programs.
West Chester's largest BSN school is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, approximately 108 students graduated from the BSN program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
In 2010, 108 students graduated with a BSN degree in West Chester. If you decide to attend one of West Chester's BSN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,967 per year in instate tuition and $28,299 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,320 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board at West Chester-based BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
After graduating with your credentials in BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in West Chester, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 135,400 nurses in Pennsylvania, 44,720 were working in the greater West Chester area. The number of nurses in West Chester is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in West Chester is $71,210 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.