Jonesboro, AR (population: 66,734) has twenty-three LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Memphis, the highest ranked school in this group with a LPN program, has a total student population of 21,424. It is the 404th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
LPN students from Jonesboro schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, LPNs, licensed vocational 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 Jonesboro area alone, there are 710 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $20,570. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $32,340/yr and there are 620 employed.
Jonesboro lies in Craighead county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the Jonesboro area has 47,110 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3% unemployment rate, $16/hr average worker wage, and a $32,550 average annual salary. Thus, about 13 out of every 1000 jobs in Jonesboro are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 15/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 23 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of Jonesboro, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Poplar Bluff School District Practical Nurse Program comes out as the most expensive ($15,648/yr) for LPN students, with Northwest Mississippi Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,877/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jonesboro|
|State University||AR||-||1||57.8251||135||1.5 miles|
|Poplar Bluff||MO||-||2||28.7059||62||66.9 miles|