With an overall population of 5,003 and a student population of 809, approximately 809 of Keene students attend one of Keene's schools that offer nursing programs.
Of the 1 nursing schools in Keene, the largest nursing school, by student population, is Southwestern Adventist University. In 2010, Southwestern Adventist University graduated approximately 38 students from its nursing program.
A reported 38 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Keene in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,216 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,008 for nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Keene-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,148 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,576.
Many nursing graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Keene, your job prospects are good. There were 166,240 nurses working in Texas and 14,780 working in the greater Keene area in 2010. Keene's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Keene, you can expect to make an average salary of $65,100 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.