Wilson, NC (population: 49,786) has two BSN schools within its city limits. Barton College, the highest ranked school in the city with a BSN program, has a total student population of 1,150. It is the 3913th highest ranked school in the USA and the 71st highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
BSN students from Wilson 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 Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,850 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $39,470. Registered nurses in this area earn $57,710/yr and there are 5,780 employed.
Wilson lies in Wilson county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 298,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.90/hr average worker wage, and a $33,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 19.369 out of every 1000 jobs in Wilson are held by registered nurses, and 6.205/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 BSN schools in Wilson, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Barton College comes out as the most expensive ($17,089/yr) for BSN students, with Wilson Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,857/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wilson|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||17.1 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||64.3 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||65.5 miles|
|Morehead City||NC||-||1||9.34196||42||97.0 miles|