Shepherdstown has a general population of 803 and an overall student population of 4,256. Approximately 4,256 of Shepherdstown's students are enrolled in schools that offer nursing programs.
The largest nursing school in Shepherdstown, by student population, is Shepherd University. In 2010, Shepherd University graduated approximately 70 students from its nursing program.
A total of 70 students graduated with credentials in nursing from nursing schools in Shepherdstown in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Shepherdstown's nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,562 per year in instate tuition and $23,902 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a nursing program in Shepherdstown. And if you live on campus at one of the Shepherdstown-based nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,228 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Shepherdstown after graduating from nursing school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Shepherdstown, which is the most popular nursing profession, are good. There were 18,500 nurses working in West Virginia and 30,100 working in the greater Shepherdstown area in 2010. Shepherdstown's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Shepherdstown is $73,550 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for nurses.