Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has four practical nursing schools within its city limits. Concorde Career Colleges, the highest ranked school in the city with a practical nursing program, has a total student population of 821. It is the 1757th highest ranked school in the USA and the 53rd highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University).
Practical Nursing students from Kansas City 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 Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 5,000 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $37,520. Registered nurses in this area earn $60,890/yr and there are 20,850 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 21.106 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by registered nurses, and 5.063/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 4 practical nursing schools in Kansas City, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concorde Career Colleges comes out as the most expensive ($21,200/yr) for practical nursing students, with Concorde Career Colleges as the lowest, reported at only $21,200/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|