Valparaiso, IN has one nursing school within its city limits. Valparaiso University has a total student population of 4,065. It is the 188th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington). To learn more about nursing programs in Valparaiso, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing professors at Valparaiso University such as Elise Alverson, Julie Brandy, Amy Cory, Theresa Kessler, Kristen Mauk, and Nola Schmidt.
Nursing students from Valparaiso schools who go on to become nurses, registered nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Gary Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,730 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $41,350. Registered nurses in this area earn $62,530/yr and there are 6,420 employed.
Valparaiso lies in Porter county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Gary Metropolitan area has 266,280 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $18.71/hr average worker wage, and a $38,920 average annual salary. Thus, about 24.111 out of every 1000 jobs in Valparaiso are held by registered nurses, and 6.506/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Valparaiso University ends up costing a student $20,689/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Valparaiso|
|Michigan City||IN||-||1||15.3669||17||18.3 miles|
|Calumet City||IL||-||1||19.3758||27||26.2 miles|
|South Holland||IL||-||1||10.1002||61||29.6 miles|
|Chicago Heights||IL||-||1||9.7858||55||29.9 miles|
|University Park||IL||-||2||26.7847||216||32.3 miles|
|Blue Island||IL||-||2||31.6013||8||34.5 miles|
|Oak Forest||IL||-||1||38.4537||3||36.5 miles|
|Tinley Park||IL||60,149||0||-||0||38.8 miles|
|Palos Heights||IL||-||1||26.9291||61||40.4 miles|
|Orland Park||IL||55,957||1||26.0399||11||41.9 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||43.4 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||45.3 miles|
|Oak Park||IL||49,270||1||1.32863||0||47.4 miles|
|River Forest||IL||-||2||45.0836||173||48.7 miles|
|River Grove||IL||-||1||11.7006||67||50.8 miles|
|Downers Grove||IL||49,475||1||0.403237||10||54.5 miles|