Pennsylvania contains 37 schools that offer practical nursing programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 37 practical nursing schools in Pennsylvania, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Scranton comes out as the most expensive ($27,939/yr), with Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing as the lowest recorded at only $8,268/yr.
Practical Nursing students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 37,700 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $41,300. Registered nurses in this state earn $63,600/yr and there are 129,810 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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