Georgia contains fourteen schools that offer practical nursing programs. Emory University, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in GA, has a total student population of 12,930 and is the 30th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 practical nursing schools in Georgia, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emory University comes out as the most expensive ($25,060/yr), with Middle Georgia College as the lowest recorded at only $4,809/yr.
Practical Nursing students from Georgia 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 Georgia alone, there are 25,110 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $36,170. Registered nurses in this state earn $60,940/yr and there are 65,370 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in Georgia, the average student population is 2,956 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 5022 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,167 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,057, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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