Pennsylvania contains 39 schools that offer nurse practitioner programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking nurse practitioner school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 39 nurse practitioner schools in Pennsylvania, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Scranton comes out as the most expensive ($27,939/yr), with Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing as the lowest recorded at only $8,268/yr.
Nurse Practitioner students from Pennsylvania 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.
Also, within the nurse practitioner schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from nurse practitioner, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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