Tennessee contains 34 schools that offer licensed practical nurse programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking licensed practical nurse school in TN, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 34 licensed practical nurse schools in Tennessee, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vanderbilt University comes out as the most expensive ($20,446/yr), with Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson as the lowest recorded at only $3,564/yr.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 30,170 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $22,350. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this state earn $35,990/yr and there are 24,950 employed.
Also, within the licensed practical nurse schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from licensed practical nurse, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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