Abingdon has a general population of 7,780 and an overall student population of 2,974. Approximately 2,875 of Abingdon's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
Virginia Highlands Community College is the largest nursing school in Abingdon, based on student population. In 2010, Virginia Highlands Community College graduated approximately 66 students with credentials in nursing.
A reported 66 students graduated with credentials in nursing in Abingdon in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,811 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for nursing related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in nursing, if you decide to work as a nurse in Abingdon, your job prospects are good. There were 60,590 nurses working in Virginia and 3,130 working in the greater Abingdon area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 23% in Abingdon. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Abingdon, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,170 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.