Galesburg, IL has seven nursing education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Illinois Wesleyan University, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing education program, has a total student population of 2,066. It is the 977th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Illinois (#1 is Northwestern University). To learn more about nursing education programs in Galesburg, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing education professors at Illinois Wesleyan University such as Connie Dennis, Irving Epstein, Venus Evans-Winters, Ana Floriani, Victoria Folse, and Pennie Gray.
Nursing Education students from Galesburg 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 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 4,210 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $58,790. Nursing instructors and teachers in this area earn $46,950/yr and there are 40 employed.
Galesburg lies in Knox county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 186,290 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $16.85/hr average worker wage, and a $35,040 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.212 out of every 1000 jobs in Galesburg are held by nursing instructors and teachers, and 22.586/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 7 nursing education schools with a 100-mile radius of Galesburg, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Illinois Wesleyan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,240/yr) for nursing education students, with Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences as the lowest, reported at only $13,888/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Galesburg|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||40.3 miles|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||41.9 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||45.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||78.2 miles|
|Cedar Rapids||IA||130,349||7||32.4429||236||97.6 miles|