Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has eight nurse practitioner schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Sentara School of Health Professions, the highest ranked school in this group with a nurse practitioner program, has a total student population of 410. It is the 818th highest ranked school in the USA and the 24th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Nurse Practitioner students from Virginia Beach 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.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary.
Of the 8 nurse practitioner schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing comes out as the most expensive ($18,423/yr) for nurse practitioner students, with Roanoke-Chowan Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,414/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|