Blaine, MN (population: 56,366) has four nursing education schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. St. Olaf College, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing education program, has a total student population of 3,099. It is the 912th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities). To learn more about nursing education programs in Blaine, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing education professors at St. Olaf College such as Jenny Dunning, Dan Forstner, Robert Hauck, Maria Kelly, Ann Leming, and Robert McClure.
Nursing Education students from Blaine 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 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area alone, there are 35,750 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $75,020. Nursing instructors and teachers in this area earn $65,830/yr and there are 900 employed.
Blaine lies in Anoka county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington-WI area has 1,729,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.523 out of every 1000 jobs in Blaine are held by nursing instructors and teachers, and 20.666/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 4 nursing education schools with a 100-mile radius of Blaine, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Minneapolis/St Paul Campus comes out as the most expensive ($26,850/yr) for nursing education students, with National American University-Brooklyn Center as the lowest, reported at only $14,019/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Blaine|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||8.0 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||8.8 miles|
|White Bear Lake||MN||-||1||10.7099||66||11.4 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||12.9 miles|
|Saint Paul||MN||281,501||17||26.5648||744||16.1 miles|
|St Louis Park||MN||-||1||8.81324||12||16.8 miles|
|Saint Louis Park||MN||46,353||2||11.1178||24||16.9 miles|
|Mendota Heights||MN||-||2||22.3643||19||20.1 miles|
|Lake Elmo||MN||-||1||0.0||0||20.1 miles|
|Inver Grove Heights||MN||-||1||10.5306||43||23.7 miles|
|Eden Prairie||MN||62,379||2||4.18307||19||25.3 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||47.4 miles|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||53.6 miles|
|Saint Peter||MN||-||1||36.7798||76||69.6 miles|
|North Mankato||MN||-||1||14.452||54||80.0 miles|
|Eau Claire||WI||66,106||3||29.3261||160||87.5 miles|