Vancouver, WA (population: 169,603) has one nursing school within its city limits. Clark College has a total student population of 12,989. It is the 5007th highest ranked school in the USA and the 82nd highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus). To learn more about nursing programs in Vancouver, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing professors at Clark College such as Dix Dixon, Randy Givens, Dianne Lucia, Cindy Myers, and Nancy Sheppard.
Nursing students from Vancouver 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 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 1,190 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $46,920. Registered nurses in this area earn $76,010/yr and there are 18,650 employed.
Vancouver lies in Clark county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 18.774 out of every 1000 jobs in Vancouver are held by registered nurses, and 1.197/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clark College ends up costing a student $5,278/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Vancouver|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||18.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||70.7 miles|