Wesson, MS has eight nurse practitioner schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing, the highest ranked school in this group with a nurse practitioner program, has a total student population of 72. It is the 769th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Nurse Practitioner students from Wesson schools who go on to become nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today.
Wesson lies in Copiah county, which is one of the 35 counties in Mississippi. Overall, the Jackson area has 245,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $17.60/hr average worker wage, and a $36,600 average annual salary.
Of the 8 nurse practitioner schools with a 100-mile radius of Wesson, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baton Rouge General Medical Center School of Nursing comes out as the most expensive ($16,965/yr) for nurse practitioner students, with Pearl River Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,515/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wesson|
|Alcorn State||MS||-||1||24.4923||50||45.3 miles|
|Baton Rouge||LA||221,091||22||23.4771||270||96.8 miles|