Provo, UT (population: 120,524) has two nursing schools within its city limits. Brigham Young University, the highest ranked school in the city with a nursing program, has a total student population of 34,130. It is the 719th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Utah (#1 is University of Utah). To learn more about nursing programs in Provo, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing professors at Brigham Young University such as Vickie Anderson, Cheryl Corbett, Sheri Palmer, and Patricia Rushton.
Nursing students from Provo 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 Provo-Orem area alone, there are 480 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $36,740. Registered nurses in this area earn $59,230/yr and there are 2,990 employed.
Provo lies in Utah county, which is one of the 16 counties in Utah. Overall, the Provo-Orem area has 173,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.33/hr average worker wage, and a $38,120 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.278 out of every 1000 jobs in Provo are held by registered nurses, and 2.800/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 nursing schools in Provo, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Provo College comes out as the most expensive ($16,645/yr) for nursing students, with Brigham Young University as the lowest, reported at only $10,978/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Provo|
|South Jordan||UT||57,903||1||13.1531||4||27.6 miles|
|West Valley City||UT||125,842||2||24.4175||17||36.1 miles|
|Salt Lake City||UT||184,856||12||26.413||545||39.7 miles|