Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has nineteen BSN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest ranked school in this group with a BSN program, has a total student population of 32,172. It is the 222nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
BSN students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 4,280 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $35,900. Registered nurses in this area earn $60,390/yr and there are 12,540 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.052 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by registered nurses, and 5.824/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 19 BSN schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk comes out as the most expensive ($22,793/yr) for BSN students, with Roanoke-Chowan Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,414/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|