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 RN to BSN programs.
The largest RN to BSN school in Fairfax, by student population, is George Mason University. In 2010, approximately 286 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at George Mason University.
In 2010, 286 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree from one of Fairfax's RN to BSN schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,314 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairfax RN to BSN schools was an average of $35,298 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for RN to BSN related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
Many RN to 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, 1 out of every 1 nurses in Virginia 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 projected 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.