Palm Coast, FL (population: 76,000) has twenty BSN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Central Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a BSN program, has a total student population of 53,401. It is the 71st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
BSN students from Palm Coast 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 Palm Coast area alone, there are 80 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $35,170. Registered nurses in this area earn $55,300/yr and there are ** employed.
Palm Coast lies in Flagler county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Palm Coast area has 16,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,600 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Palm Coast are held by registered nurses, and 5/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 20 BSN schools with a 100-mile radius of Palm Coast, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Herzing College comes out as the most expensive ($28,998/yr) for BSN students, with Lake-Sumter Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,794/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Palm Coast|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||23.3 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||28.0 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||30.6 miles|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||50.9 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||56.5 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||67.5 miles|