Reston, VA (population: 64,064) has thirty-one licensed practical nurse schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Catholic University of America, the highest ranked school in this group with a licensed practical nurse program, has a total student population of 6,768. It is the 209th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of District Of Columbia (#1 is George Washington University).
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Reston 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 13,020 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $27,090. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $45,120/yr and there are 6,950 employed.
Reston lies in Fairfax county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Reston are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 6/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 31 licensed practical nurse schools with a 100-mile radius of Reston, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Catholic University of America comes out as the most expensive ($32,122/yr) for licensed practical nurse students, with Prince George's Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,203/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Reston|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||10.7 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||13.8 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||17.4 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||18.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||18.5 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||23.8 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||35.6 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||44.6 miles|