Idabel, OK has two nurse practitioner schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. East Texas Baptist University, the highest ranked school in this group with a nurse practitioner program, has a total student population of 1,179. It is the 3527th highest ranked school in the USA and the 180th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Nurse Practitioner students from Idabel 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.
Idabel lies in McCurtain county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area has 164,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.13/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary.
Of the 2 nurse practitioner schools with a 100-mile radius of Idabel, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, East Texas Baptist University comes out as the most expensive ($13,094/yr) for nurse practitioner students, with Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas as the lowest, reported at only $5,854/yr.