Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has five LPN schools within its city limits. Aquinas College, the highest ranked school in the city with a LPN program, has a total student population of 857. It is the 397th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
LPN students from Nashville 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area alone, there are 6,020 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,120. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $38,850/yr and there are 5,370 employed.
Nashville lies in Davidson county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin area has 719,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $19.13/hr average worker wage, and a $39,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.464 out of every 1000 jobs in Nashville are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 8.366/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 5 LPN schools in Nashville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Nashville Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,272/yr) for LPN students, with Tennessee State University as the lowest, reported at only $8,483/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Nashville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||58.5 miles|