North Platte, NE has one nursing school within its city limits. Mid-Plains Community College has a total student population of 2,765. It is the 3644th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Nursing students from North Platte 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 Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 780 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $34,730. Registered nurses in this area earn $53,820/yr and there are 1,520 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 19.174 out of every 1000 jobs in North Platte are held by registered nurses, and 9.778/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Mid-Plains Community College ends up costing a student $6,005/yr.
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