Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has four practical nursing schools within its city limits. University of Phoenix-Online Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a practical nursing program, has a total student population of 380,232. It is the 636th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University). To learn more about practical nursing programs in Phoenix, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of practical nursing professors at University of Phoenix such as Mary Frances Kordick.
Practical Nursing students from Phoenix 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 6,920 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $46,360. Registered nurses in this area earn $68,200/yr and there are 24,300 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 14 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by registered nurses, and 4/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 4 practical nursing schools in Phoenix, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Online Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,066/yr) for practical nursing students, with Apollo College-Phoenix Inc as the lowest, reported at only $20,540/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|