Westfield, MA (population: 40,544) has eighteen nursing education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing education program, has a total student population of 320. It is the 245th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about nursing education programs in Westfield, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing education professors at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing such as Carol Berube.
Nursing Education students from Westfield 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 Springfield-CT area alone, there are 6,800 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $70,090. Nursing instructors and teachers in this area earn $60,570/yr and there are 80 employed.
Westfield lies in Hampden county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Springfield-CT area has 287,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $20.80/hr average worker wage, and a $43,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.287 out of every 1000 jobs in Westfield are held by nursing instructors and teachers, and 23.638/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 18 nursing education schools with a 100-mile radius of Westfield, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing comes out as the most expensive ($31,640/yr) for nursing education students, with Ellis Hospital School of Nursing as the lowest, reported at only $8,026/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Westfield|
|East Windsor||CT||-||1||6.26683||12||18.6 miles|
|East Hartford||CT||51,288||4||22.8181||50||27.3 miles|
|North Haven||CT||-||1||35.1029||2||52.1 miles|
|New Haven||CT||123,302||4||21.032||186||58.0 miles|
|Old Lyme||CT||-||1||63.6175||6||61.2 miles|
|Hyde Park||NY||-||1||37.5099||6||63.8 miles|