Yakima, WA (population: 85,326) has one nursing school within its city limits. Yakima Valley Community College has a total student population of 4,724. It is the 4536th highest ranked school in the USA and the 70th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus). To learn more about nursing programs in Yakima, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of nursing professors at Yakima Valley Community College such as Kelley Denome, Geoff Hodge, and Sue Wedam.
Nursing students from Yakima 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 Yakima area alone, there are 310 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $44,110. Registered nurses in this area earn $64,950/yr and there are 1,860 employed.
Yakima lies in Yakima county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Yakima area has 80,770 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.4% unemployment rate, $17.85/hr average worker wage, and a $37,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 22.974 out of every 1000 jobs in Yakima are held by registered nurses, and 3.855/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Yakima Valley Community College ends up costing a student $8,105/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Yakima|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||75.6 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||90.7 miles|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||98.9 miles|