With an overall population of 11,660 and a student population of 3,163, approximately 3,163 of Vernon students attend one of Vernon's schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Vernon, by student population, is Vernon College. In 2010, Vernon College graduated approximately 94 students from its nursing program.
In 2010, 174 students graduated with a nursing certificate in Vernon. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,136 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Vernon nursing schools was an average of $13,636 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Vernon. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,380 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,630.
If you decide to work as a nurse in Vernon, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 166,240 nurses in Texas. Of these nurses, 3,840 were working in the greater Vernon area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Vernon will increase by 32% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Vernon is $53,140 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.