With an overall population of 4,144 and a student population of 7,710, approximately 3,855 of Richlands students attend one of Richlands's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Richlands's largest RN to BSN school is Southwest Virginia Community College. In 2010, approximately 60 students graduated from the RN to BSN program at Southwest Virginia Community College.
In 2010, 60 students graduated with a RN to BSN degree in Richlands. In 2009 tuition at RN to BSN schools in Richlands was $2,638 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for RN to BSN related books and supplies each year.
Many RN to BSN graduates choose to work as nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Richlands, your job prospects are good. There were 60,590 nurses working in Virginia and 2,500 working in the greater Richlands area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of nurses is expected to increase by 23% in Richlands. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Richlands is $47,040 per year, which is lower than the average for nurses state-wide.