With an overall population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304, approximately 32,067 of Fairfax students attend one of Fairfax's schools that offer BSN programs.
Of the 1 BSN schools in Fairfax, the largest BSN school, by student population, is George Mason University. Approximately 286 students graduated in 2010 from George Mason University with credentials in BSN.
A total of 286 students graduated with credentials in BSN from BSN schools in Fairfax in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Fairfax's BSN schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,314 per year in instate tuition and $35,298 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairfax-based BSN schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
Many BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fairfax, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 60,590 nurses in Virginia. Of these nurses, 30,100 were working in the greater Fairfax area. The government projects that the number of nurses in Fairfax will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Fairfax, you can expect to make an average salary of $73,550 per year. This is higher than the average salary for nurses in the state.