Grand Island, NE (population: 47,293) has one nursing education school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. BryanLGH College of Health Sciences has a total student population of 500. It is the 886th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Nursing Education students from Grand Island 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.
Grand Island lies in Hall county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area has 103,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $15.50/hr average worker wage, and a $32,240 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, BryanLGH College of Health Sciences ends up costing a student $16,608/yr.