East Providence, RI (population: 48,249) has thirty-eight LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Boston College, the highest ranked school in this group with a LPN program, has a total student population of 15,036. It is the 29th highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
LPN students from East Providence 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 Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area alone, there are 9,300 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $28,570. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $49,970/yr and there are 2,070 employed.
East Providence lies in Providence county, which is one of the 2 counties in Rhode Island. Overall, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick-MA area has 544,170 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $20.96/hr average worker wage, and a $43,600 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.805 out of every 1000 jobs in East Providence are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 17.081/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 38 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of East Providence, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($36,090/yr) for LPN students, with Roxbury Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,654/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from East Providence|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||11.9 miles|
|Fall River||MA||90,721||4||21.7318||82||14.3 miles|
|North Dartmouth||MA||-||2||13.916||82||23.0 miles|
|New Bedford||MA||90,869||2||34.0999||5||23.7 miles|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||38.0 miles|