Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has eight BSN schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with a BSN program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee.
BSN students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 5,370 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $38,850. Registered nurses in this area earn $63,100/yr and there are 14,970 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 20.798 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by registered nurses, and 7.464/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 8 BSN schools in Nashville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Belmont University comes out as the most expensive ($23,881/yr) for BSN students, with Tennessee State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,483/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|