Gainesville, FL (population: 116,277) has two BSN schools within its city limits. University of Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a BSN program, has a total student population of 50,691. It is the 615th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
BSN students from Gainesville schools who go on to become nurses, forensic nurses, licensed vocational nurses, nurse administrators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Gainesville area alone, there are 570 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $39,880. Registered nurses in this area earn $62,300/yr and there are 5,160 employed.
Gainesville lies in Alachua county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Gainesville area has 121,070 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 43 out of every 1000 jobs in Gainesville are held by registered nurses, and 5/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 BSN schools in Gainesville, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Florida comes out as the most expensive ($10,101/yr) for BSN students, with Santa Fe College as the lowest, reported at only $8,376/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gainesville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||51.2 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||63.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||68.3 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||84.5 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||87.7 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||88.2 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||92.3 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||95.6 miles|