Des Plaines, IL (population: 57,512) has twelve nursing education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Saint Mary's College, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing education program, has a total student population of 1,664. It is the 185th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about nursing education programs in Des Plaines, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing education professors at Saint Mary's College such as Kitty Green, Jayne Kendle, Doris Speicher, and Kurt Traxler.
Nursing Education students from Des Plaines schools who go on to become nursing educators, doctors, nurse administrators, nurse educators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 49,140 people working as nursing instructors and teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $65,240. Also, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area alone, there are 74,720 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $69,370. Nursing instructors and teachers in this area earn $51,270/yr and there are 1,030 employed.
Des Plaines lies in Cook county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metropolitan area has 3,669,800 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,910 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Des Plaines are held by nursing instructors and teachers, and 20/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 12 nursing education schools with a 100-mile radius of Des Plaines, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Mary's College comes out as the most expensive ($25,516/yr) for nursing education students, with Southwestern Michigan College as the lowest, reported at only $5,540/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Des Plaines|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||3.4 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||5.8 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||7.9 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||10.2 miles|
|Villa Park||IL||-||2||31.4324||7||10.7 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||11.2 miles|
|Glendale Heights||IL||-||1||27.7281||3||11.9 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||12.5 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||12.8 miles|
|Glen Ellyn||IL||-||1||13.8242||100||13.6 miles|
|Carol Stream||IL||40,639||0||-||0||14.1 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||17.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||20.2 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||25.6 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||26.0 miles|