North Platte, NE has fifty nursing education schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Adams State College, the highest ranked school in this group with a nursing education program, has a total student population of 3,121. It is the 627th highest ranked school in the USA and the 9th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College). To learn more about nursing education programs in North Platte, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing education professors at Adams State College such as Lilian Gomez.
Nursing Education students from North Platte 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 Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,520 employed registered nurses earning an average salary of $53,820. Nursing instructors and teachers in this area earn $45,820/yr and there are 70 employed.
North Platte lies in Lincoln county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area has 79,340 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $14.77/hr average worker wage, and a $30,720 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.904 out of every 1000 jobs in North Platte are held by nursing instructors and teachers, and 19.174/1000 are held by registered nurses.
Of the 50 nursing education schools with a 500-mile radius of North Platte, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College comes out as the most expensive ($28,980/yr) for nursing education students, with Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley as the lowest, reported at only $3,266/yr.
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