Nashville, TN (population: 605,197) has six LVN schools within its city limits. Vanderbilt University, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 12,506. It is the 17th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Tennessee.
LVN students from Nashville schools who go on to become licensed vocational nurses, nurses, LVNs, 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 6 LVN schools in Nashville, only 1 has 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 LVN 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|