West Chester has a total population of 17,861 and a student population of 14,211. Of these students, 14,211 are enrolled in schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania is the largest RN to BSN school in West Chester, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 108 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
A total of 108 students graduated with credentials in RN to BSN from RN to BSN schools in West Chester in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at West Chester's RN to BSN schools was $19,967 per year for instate students and $28,299 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,320 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a RN to BSN program in West Chester. 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 RN to BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
After graduating with your credentials in RN to BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in West Chester, your job prospects are good. There were 135,400 nurses working in Pennsylvania and 44,720 working in the greater West Chester area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 16% in West Chester. 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.