With an overall population of 26,475 and a student population of 2,634, approximately 2,584 of Newport students attend one of Newport's schools that offer nursing programs.
Salve Regina University is the largest nursing school in Newport, based on student population. In 2010, Salve Regina University graduated approximately 78 students with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 78 students graduated with a nursing degree from one of Newport's nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,000 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Newport. And if you live on campus at one of the Newport-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $10,950 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Newport, your job prospects are good. There were 12,450 nurses working in Rhode Island and 14,550 working in the greater Newport area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Newport will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Newport, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,220 per year. This is the same as the average salary for nurses in the state.