With an overall population of 90,943 and a student population of 8,859, approximately 5,132 of Odessa students attend one of Odessa's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Of the 1 RN to BSN schools in Odessa, the largest RN to BSN school, by student population, is Odessa College. In 2010, approximately 89 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at Odessa College.
A total of 89 students graduated with credentials in RN to BSN from RN to BSN schools in Odessa in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,750 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Odessa RN to BSN schools was an average of $11,590 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 $4,874 per year, on average, for room and board at Odessa-based RN to BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,126.
If you plan on staying in Odessa after graduating from RN to BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Odessa, which is the most popular RN to BSN profession, are good. There were 166,240 nurses working in Texas and 960 working in the greater Odessa area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 32% in Odessa. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Odessa, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,950 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.