North Carolina contains nine schools that offer practical nursing programs. University of North Carolina-Wilmington, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in NC, has a total student population of 12,924 and is the 151st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 practical nursing schools in North Carolina, only 2 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), with Bladen Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,139/yr.
Practical Nursing students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 17,280 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $39,710. Registered nurses in this state earn $58,880/yr and there are 88,190 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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