Olympia, WA (population: 46,257) has one nursing school within its city limits. South Puget Sound Community College has a total student population of 5,651. It is the 5098th highest ranked school in the USA and the 86th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus). To learn more about nursing programs in Olympia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing professors at South Puget Sound Community College such as Marilyn Adair, Lois Anderson, Floyd, Kathy Hensley, Bonnie Jenkins, and Kathy Rayburn.
Nursing students from Olympia 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 Olympia area alone, there are 310 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $43,310. Registered nurses in this area earn $72,670/yr and there are 1,510 employed.
Olympia lies in Thurston county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Olympia area has 95,910 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $21.91/hr average worker wage, and a $45,570 average annual salary. Thus, about 15.735 out of every 1000 jobs in Olympia are held by registered nurses, and 3.222/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, South Puget Sound Community College ends up costing a student $7,992/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Olympia|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||30.0 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||31.9 miles|