Kingston has a general population of 5,446 and an overall student population of 16,389. Approximately 16,389 of Kingston's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
University of Rhode Island is the largest nursing school in Kingston, based on student population. In 2010, University of Rhode Island graduated approximately 146 students from its nursing program.
A total of 173 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Kingston in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Kingston's nursing schools was $22,700 per year for instate students and $39,198 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,334 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $17,128.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Kingston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 12,450 nurses in Rhode Island. Of these nurses, 14,550 were working in the greater Kingston area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Kingston will increase by 18% 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 Kingston is $69,220 per year, which is the same as the average for nurses state-wide.