Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two BSN schools within its city limits. Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences, the highest ranked school in the city with a BSN program, has a total student population of 1,021. It is the 3995th highest ranked school in the USA and the 112th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
BSN students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 4,540 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $42,570. Registered nurses in this area earn $63,210/yr and there are 15,060 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 24.861 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by registered nurses, and 7.503/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 BSN schools in Memphis, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($10,813/yr) for BSN students, with Southwest Tennessee Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,338/yr.