Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has sixty practical nursing schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Emory University, the highest ranked school in this group with a practical nursing program, has a total student population of 12,930. It is the 30th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Georgia. To learn more about practical nursing programs in Jacksonville, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of practical nursing professors at Emory University such as Ann Massey, and Helen Oshea.
Practical Nursing students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 2,790 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $40,140. Registered nurses in this area earn $61,410/yr and there are 11,940 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 21 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by registered nurses, and 5/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 60 practical nursing schools with a 500-mile radius of Jacksonville, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carolinas College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($31,017/yr) for practical nursing students, with North Florida Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,116/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|