Rock Springs has a general population of 18,708 and an overall student population of 4,079. Approximately 4,079 of Rock Springs's students are enrolled in schools that offer BSN programs.
Of the 1 BSN schools in Rock Springs, the largest BSN school, by student population, is Western Wyoming Community College. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from Western Wyoming Community College with credentials in BSN.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with a BSN degree in Rock Springs. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $7,852 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Rock Springs BSN schools was an average of $11,116 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rock Springs-based BSN schools, you will have an added expense of $4,023 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $4,794.
If you plan on staying in Rock Springs after graduating from BSN school, you should know that job prospects for nurses in Rock Springs, which is the most popular BSN profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 nurses in Wyoming were working in the greater Rock Springs area. Rock Springs's nurse workforce is projected to increase by 28% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
As a nurse in Rock Springs, you can expect to make an average salary of $56,440 per year. This is lower than the average salary for nurses in the state.