With an overall population of 18,708 and a student population of 4,079, approximately 4,079 of Rock Springs students attend one of Rock Springs's schools that offer RN to BSN programs.
Rock Springs's largest RN to BSN school is Western Wyoming Community College. In 2010, Western Wyoming Community College graduated approximately 34 students from its RN to BSN program.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with a RN to 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 RN to 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 RN to BSN related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rock Springs-based RN to 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 decide to work as a nurse in Rock Springs, your job prospects are good. There were 4,840 nurses working in Wyoming and 690 working in the greater Rock Springs area in 2010. The number of nurses in Rock Springs is expected to increase by 28% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a nurse in Rock Springs is $56,440 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for nurses.