Pittsburgh, PA (population: 305,708) has six nurse practitioner schools within its city limits. Duquesne University, the highest ranked school in the city with a nurse practitioner program, has a total student population of 10,294. It is the 166th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
Nurse Practitioner students from Pittsburgh 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.
Pittsburgh lies in Allegheny county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Pittsburgh area has 1,114,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.5% unemployment rate, $19.93/hr average worker wage, and a $41,450 average annual salary.
Of the 6 nurse practitioner schools in Pittsburgh, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Duquesne University comes out as the most expensive ($23,116/yr) for nurse practitioner students, with Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing as the lowest, reported at only $8,268/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pittsburgh|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||50.7 miles|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||54.6 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||77.2 miles|
|North Canton||OH||-||2||20.0373||113||80.5 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||84.3 miles|
|Cuyahoga Falls||OH||51,250||1||27.2194||16||95.1 miles|