Fort Valley, GA has eight practical nursing schools within a 100-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 Fort Valley, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of practical nursing professors at Emory University such as Ann Massey, and Helen Oshea.
Practical Nursing students from Fort Valley 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 Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 1,600 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $32,810. Registered nurses in this area earn $54,040/yr and there are 2,150 employed.
Fort Valley lies in Peach county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area has 137,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $15.72/hr average worker wage, and a $32,690 average annual salary. Thus, about 15.682 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Valley are held by registered nurses, and 11.655/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 8 practical nursing schools with a 100-mile radius of Fort Valley, only 3 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) for practical nursing students, with Middle Georgia College as the lowest, reported at only $4,809/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Valley|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||15.5 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||65.2 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||84.3 miles|
|Auburn University||AL||-||1||74.9047||131||93.2 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||93.9 miles|