Pennsylvania contains 33 schools that offer pediatric nursing programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking pediatric nursing school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 33 pediatric nursing schools in Pennsylvania, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Villanova University comes out as the most expensive ($27,115/yr), with Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing as the lowest recorded at only $8,268/yr.
Pediatric Nursing students from Pennsylvania schools who go on to become pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 29,460 people working as pediatricians, general alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $161,410. Also, Registered nurses make on average $66,530 per year and there are about 2,583,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Pennsylvania alone, there are 129,810 employed registered nurses earning an average yearly salary of $63,600. Pediatricians, general in this state earn $146,260/yr and there are 540 employed.
Also, within the pediatric nursing schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from pediatric nursing, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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