With an overall population of 13,220 and a student population of 1,355, approximately 1,070 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Of the 1 RN to BSN schools in Athens, the largest RN to BSN school, by student population, is Tennessee Wesleyan College. In 2010, Tennessee Wesleyan College graduated approximately 50 students with credentials in RN to BSN.
A reported 50 students graduated with credentials in RN to BSN in Athens in 2010. In 2009 tuition at RN to BSN schools in Athens was $18,600 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a RN to BSN program in Athens. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based RN to BSN 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.
Many RN to BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 61,600 nurses in Tennessee, 1,720 were working in the greater Athens area. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 16% in Athens. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Athens is $49,090 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.