Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has five BSN schools within its city limits. University of North Florida, the highest ranked school in the city with a BSN program, has a total student population of 16,477. It is the 289th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
BSN students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 2,790 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $40,140. Registered nurses in this area earn $61,410/yr and there are 11,940 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 21 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by registered nurses, and 5/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 5 BSN schools in Jacksonville, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-North Florida Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,635/yr) for BSN students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|