If you are interested in pursuing RN to BSN, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 RN to BSN schools in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With an overall population of 155,554 and a student population of 22,629, approximately 19,957 of Chattanooga students attend one of Chattanooga's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Chattanooga State Community College is the largest RN to BSN school in Chattanooga, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 138 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at Chattanooga State Community College.
A reported 247 students graduated with credentials in RN to BSN in Chattanooga in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,938 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chattanooga RN to BSN schools was an average of $29,236 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for RN to BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,190 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,992.
Many RN to BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chattanooga, your job prospects are good. There were 61,600 nurses working in Tennessee and 6,530 working in the greater Chattanooga area in 2010. The government projects that the number of nurses in Chattanooga will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Chattanooga is $53,670 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.
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