Odessa has a total population of 90,943 and a student population of 8,859. Of these students, 5,132 are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Odessa College is the largest BSN school in Odessa, based on student population. Approximately 89 students graduated in 2010 from Odessa College with credentials in BSN.
A total of 89 students graduated with credentials in BSN from BSN schools in Odessa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Odessa's BSN schools was $10,750 per year for instate students and $11,590 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Odessa-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $4,874 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,126.
After graduating with your credentials in BSN, if you decide to work as a nurse in Odessa, your job prospects are good. There were 166,240 nurses working in Texas and 960 working in the greater Odessa area in 2010. Odessa's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 32% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Odessa is $57,950 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.