Clinton, IA has nineteen licensed practical nurse schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Iowa, the highest ranked school in this group with a licensed practical nurse program, has a total student population of 28,987. It is the 782nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 10th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Clinton schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 2,890 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $22,820. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $34,100/yr and there are 1,460 employed.
Clinton lies in Clinton county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area has 225,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $16.20/hr average worker wage, and a $33,700 average annual salary. Thus, about 6.456 out of every 1000 jobs in Clinton are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 12.796/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 19 licensed practical nurse schools with a 100-mile radius of Clinton, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,178/yr) for licensed practical nurse students, with Rock Valley College as the lowest, reported at only $3,120/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Clinton|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||30.7 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||70.9 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||76.7 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||86.6 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||87.4 miles|
|Sugar Grove||IL||-||1||14.036||67||90.2 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||99.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||99.6 miles|