RN in Washington State

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Washington State


Around 1.9% of Washington State's graduates graduate from nursing degree programs every year. That means an estimated 3,172 registered nurses graduate from Washington State's 42 RN schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State that has a RN program is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which was ranked 13th in the country in 2010, is located in Seattle. In 2010, 270 students graduated from University of Washington-Seattle Campus' RN program. University of Washington-Seattle Campus charged in-state students $8,701 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Washington State with a RN program is Washington State University, which is located in Pullman. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, Washington State University graduated 415 students from its RN program. Students at Washington State University paid $9,489 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Washington State with a RN program is Seattle University, which is located in Seattle. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. In 2010, Seattle University graduated 137 students from its RN programs. The tuition rate at Seattle University was $30,825 per year.

Cost

Rn schools in Washington State, charge students an average tuition of $8,002 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,925 per year, or as little as $2,610 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Washington State RN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
  2. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year
  3. Whitworth University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,204 per year

The RN schools in Washington State that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  3. Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year

A RN degree from a Washington State school... what next?

A large number of Washington State RN graduates become registered nurses. In 2010, there were 52,490 registered nurses working in Washington State. The Washington State counties with the largest populations of registered nurses are:

  1. King County - 22,920 registered nurses
  2. Pierce County - 6,080 registered nurses
  3. Spokane County - 5,840 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of registered nurses in the state of Washington State will grow to 71,220. This would require a 30% growth in the profession.

Salary

A registered nurse in Washington State makes an average of $73,680 per year. But, salaries for registered nurses can vary. In 2010, registered nurses made as little as less than $40,800 per year or as much as more than $108,740 per year in Washington State. On average a registered nurse earns the most in the following Washington State counties:

  1. Skagit County - $77,300 per year
  2. King County - $77,270 per year
  3. Pierce County - $76,470 per year

The Washington State counties with the lowest average salary for registered nurses are:

  1. Whatcom County - $55,510 per year
  2. Columbia County - $61,900 per year
  3. Adams County - $64,440 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Washington State
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in Nursing in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,685 miles from location University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle WA 86.9578 45% 45,943
7,487 miles from location Washington State University Pullman WA 72.817 37% 26,101
7,680 miles from location Bellevue College Bellevue WA 15.3084 n/a 14,010
7,758 miles from location Clark College Vancouver WA 13.9084 n/a 12,989
7,486 miles from location Eastern Washington University Cheney WA 59.4272 49% 11,300
7,680 miles from location Edmonds Community College Lynnwood WA 17.534 n/a 9,658
7,477 miles from location Spokane Falls Community College Spokane WA 12.1295 n/a 9,555
7,670 miles from location Everett Community College Everett WA 13.4947 n/a 8,313
7,689 miles from location Green River Community College Auburn WA 15.7392 n/a 8,205
7,710 miles from location Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom Lakewood WA 12.9816 n/a 8,188
7,686 miles from location Seattle Community College-Central Campus Seattle WA 14.0982 n/a 7,774
7,686 miles from location Seattle University Seattle WA 70.3999 21% 7,751
7,474 miles from location Gonzaga University Spokane WA 37.2946 28% 7,633
7,701 miles from location Olympic College Bremerton WA 11.8614 n/a 7,536
7,472 miles from location Spokane Community College Spokane WA 14.6787 n/a 7,445
7,585 miles from location Columbia Basin College Pasco WA 10.7425 n/a 6,978
7,705 miles from location Tacoma Community College Tacoma WA 11.2217 n/a 6,825
7,692 miles from location Highline Community College Seattle WA 16.5765 n/a 6,725
7,707 miles from location Clover Park Technical College Lakewood WA 16.2384 n/a 6,573
7,684 miles from location Seattle Community College-North Campus Seattle WA 12.2688 n/a 6,524
7,684 miles from location Shoreline Community College Seattle WA 13.8462 n/a 6,277
7,690 miles from location Seattle Community College-South Campus Seattle WA 8.16257 n/a 6,074
7,662 miles from location Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon WA 14.1008 n/a 5,676
7,729 miles from location South Puget Sound Community College Olympia WA 13.4048 n/a 5,651
7,552 miles from location Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla WA 17.3035 n/a 5,053
7,638 miles from location Yakima Valley Community College Yakima WA 16.932 n/a 4,724
7,677 miles from location Lake Washington Technical College Kirkland WA 9.52843 n/a 4,646
7,756 miles from location Lower Columbia College Longview WA 16.7356 n/a 4,290
7,687 miles from location Seattle Pacific University Seattle WA 68.9096 37% 4,000
7,704 miles from location Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA 65.5433 36% 3,581
7,740 miles from location Centralia College Centralia WA 18.6955 n/a 3,574
7,607 miles from location Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee WA 17.293 n/a 3,423
7,697 miles from location Pierce College at Puyallup Puyallup WA 10.872 n/a 3,267
7,717 miles from location Peninsula College Port Angeles WA 11.984 n/a 3,155
7,702 miles from location University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Tacoma WA 43.0884 47% 3,070
7,676 miles from location University of Washington-Bothell Campus Bothell WA 43.9029 43% 2,925
7,660 miles from location Bellingham Technical College Bellingham WA 23.5145 n/a 2,864
7,472 miles from location Whitworth University Spokane WA 69.1446 18% 2,781
7,769 miles from location Grays Harbor College Aberdeen WA 13.4003 n/a 2,285
7,570 miles from location Big Bend Community College Moses Lake WA 16.8914 n/a 2,169
7,558 miles from location Walla Walla University College Place WA 26.6245 63% 1,808
7,680 miles from location Northwest University Kirkland WA 26.3798 48% 1,383
 

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses + 52,490 $73,680 9.5%
 

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