Tennessee contains twelve schools that offer practical nursing programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking practical nursing school in TN, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 practical nursing schools in Tennessee, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Vanderbilt University comes out as the most expensive ($20,446/yr), with Motlow State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,666/yr.
Practical Nursing students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 24,950 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $35,990. Registered nurses in this state earn $59,520/yr and there are 61,980 employed.
Also, within the practical nursing schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from practical nursing, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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