Pennsylvania contains 30 schools that offer nursing education programs. Frankford Hospital School of Nursing, the highest-ranking nursing education school in PA, has a total student population of 236 and is the 173rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 30 nursing education schools in Pennsylvania, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing comes out as the most expensive ($20,673/yr), with Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing as the lowest recorded at only $8,268/yr.
Nursing Education students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 129,810 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $63,600. Nursing instructors and teachers in this state earn $66,220/yr and there are 3,460 employed.
Also, within the nursing education schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from nursing education, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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