Tennessee contains seven schools that offer nursing education programs. Aquinas College, the highest-ranking nursing education school in TN, has a total student population of 857 and is the 397th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 7 nursing education schools in Tennessee, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Nashville Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,272/yr), with Motlow State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,666/yr.
Nursing Education students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 61,980 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $59,520. Nursing instructors and teachers in this state earn $62,400/yr and there are 950 employed.
Also, within the nursing education schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from nursing education, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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