If you decide that you want to get a nursing degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 nursing schools in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. With an overall population of 68,816 and a student population of 25,929, approximately 25,560 of Murfreesboro students attend one of Murfreesboro's schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Murfreesboro, by student population, is Middle Tennessee State University. In 2010, Middle Tennessee State University graduated approximately 159 students from its nursing program.
A reported 183 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Murfreesboro in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,878 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Murfreesboro nursing schools was an average of $28,806 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Murfreesboro. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,754 per year, on average, for room and board at Murfreesboro-based nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,124.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Murfreesboro, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 61,600 nurses in Tennessee. Of these nurses, 14,860 were working in the greater Murfreesboro area. The number of nurses in Murfreesboro is expected to increase by 16% 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 Murfreesboro is $60,210 per year, which is higher than the average for nurses state-wide.
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