Athens, Tennessee has 2 nursing schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. With an overall population of 13,220 and a student population of 1,355, approximately 1,355 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer nursing programs.
Tennessee Wesleyan College is the largest nursing school in Athens, based on student population. Approximately 50 students graduated in 2010 from Tennessee Wesleyan College with credentials in nursing.
In 2010, 83 students graduated with a nursing degree in Athens. In 2009 tuition at nursing schools in Athens was $18,600 per year, on average.
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 at one of the Athens-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Athens after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Athens, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 30,710 nurses in Tennessee. Of these nurses, 1,910 were working in the greater Athens area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 16% in Athens. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Athens is $20,910 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.
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