Alabama contains twelve schools that offer practical nursing programs. University of West Alabama, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in AL, has a total student population of 5,157 and is the 3224th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 practical nursing schools in Alabama, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia College-Montgomery comes out as the most expensive ($15,153/yr), with Northeast Alabama Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,367/yr.
Practical Nursing students from Alabama schools who go on to become practical nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, natural health practitioners, 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 Alabama alone, there are 15,210 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $33,490. Registered nurses in this state earn $57,860/yr and there are 42,880 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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