Brevard, NC has nine nurse practitioner schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Carolina University, the highest ranked school in this group with a nurse practitioner program, has a total student population of 9,429. It is the 367th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Nurse Practitioner students from Brevard 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.
Brevard lies in Transylvania county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary.
Of the 9 nurse practitioner schools with a 100-mile radius of Brevard, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South College-Asheville comes out as the most expensive ($22,472/yr) for nurse practitioner students, with North Georgia College & State University as the lowest, reported at only $7,474/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brevard|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||56.7 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||80.5 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||98.6 miles|