Nursing Schools in North Carolina

There are 88 nursing schools in North Carolina. This year, we evaluated 75 schools NCLEX pass rates and net prices, and our ranking system identified the following schools as the best value schools.

The calculation we used here takes into account a school's NCLEX pass rate and the net price of attendance for a student who received the average amount of financial aid. The higher the NCLEX pass rate of the program, and the lower the cost, the better the return on investment.

Learn more about our nursing schools ranking methodology here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Nursing Schools Best-Value Rankings


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Halifax Community College
Weldon, NC
Halifax Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,413
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 73.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 100.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 100.0

Halifax Community College is located in Weldon, North Carolina and is part of the North Carolina Community College System. Halifax was established back in 1967 and is among the oldest community colleges in North Carolina. It is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and it ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Richmond Community College
Hamlet, NC
Richmond Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,464
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 91.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 98.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 96.5

Richmond Community College is located in Hamlet, North Carolina. RCC was established back in 1967 and it has many different positive qualities that attract students in the community. Some programs are more career-based and will lead to certificates. There are also various associate’s ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
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Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Ahoskie, NC
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,304
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 76.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 98.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Roanoke-Chowan Community College (R-CCC) is located in Ahoskie, North Carolina. This two-year community college was established back in 1967. There are several vocational and technical training options for students to consider at this school. Students can earn associate’s degrees, ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
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Edgecombe Community College
Tarboro, NC
Edgecombe Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,080
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 80.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 94.9

Edgecombe Community College (ECC) is located in Tarboro, North Carolina and serves more than 2,000 students currently. ECC was established back in 1967as Wilson County Technical Institute but changed its name back in 1987 when the campus expanded in size. This school boasts a campus that is 120 ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Salisbury, NC
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,414
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 93.9

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC) is located in Salisbury, North Carolina and is part of the state-supported North Carolina Community College System. RCCC was established back in 1963 and it now serves more than 22,000 students. The school offers associate’s degrees in more than 40 ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$5,626
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is a part of the University of North Carolina System. FSU is a historically black university that was established back in 1867 to meet the educational needs of the African-American community. This is the second ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Western Piedmont Community College
Morganton, NC
Western Piedmont Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,500
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) is located in Morganton, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. This community college was chartered back in 1964. WPCC offers 104 degrees, diplomas, and certificates in many different programs of study that can ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Wilkes Community College
Wilkesboro, NC
Wilkes Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,829
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 78.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Wilkes Community College (WCC) is located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College system. The first classes were held at WCC all the way back in 1965 and it has continued to grow in size over the years, now serving several thousand students each ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • CNA
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Lenoir Community College
Kinston, NC
Lenoir Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,374
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 91.0

Lenoir Community College (LCC) is located in Kinston, North Carolina with satellite institutions in Greene County and Jones County as well. LCC was established back in 1958 and it now serves around 3500 curriculum students and around 12,000 extension students annually. LCC offers students ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • Paramedic to ADN
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Wayne Community College
Goldsboro, NC
Wayne Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,066
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 96.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 91.6

Wayne Community College (WCC) is located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. This school was established back in 1958 and more than 14,000 students enroll in this community college every single year. There are various vocational and technical programs that will allow students to earn certificates. ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Brunswick Community College
Bolivia, NC
Brunswick Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,433
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 97.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 98.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.6

Brunswick Community College (BCC) is located in Bolivia, North Carolina. BCC was established back in 1979 and it now serves around 9700 students. This school is a popular option for students in the area who wish to pursue an associate’s degree. BCC has many transfer partnerships as well, ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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College of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, NC
College of the Albemarle
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,445
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 99.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 93.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.1

College of the Albemarle (COA) is located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. COA was established back in 1960 and it now serves around 2100 students. This school has the distinction of being the first school to be a part of the North Carolina Community College System. The school offers the ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston-Salem, NC
Forsyth Technical Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,166
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 91.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.8

Forsyth Technical Community College is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This school was established back in 1960 but has changed names multiple times and has become a more robust academic institution over the years. Currently, this school serves over 11,000 credit students and there ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
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Rockingham Community College
Wentworth, NC
Rockingham Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,291
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 90.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.3

Rockingham Community College (RCC) is located in Wentworth, North Carolina and is a part of the North Carolina Community College System. RCC was established back in 1966 and it now serves over 2200 students. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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South Piedmont Community College
Polkton, NC
South Piedmont Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,189
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 92.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.8

South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) is located in Polkton, North Carolina with the second location being located in Monroe, North Carolina. SPCC has been around since 1999 with the merger of Anson Community College and the Union Technical Education Center. Students at SPCC will be able to ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • RN to BSN
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Vance-Granville Community College
Henderson, NC
Vance-Granville Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,005
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 79.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 90.1

Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) is located in Henderson, North Carolina and is a part of the North Carolina Community College System. VGCC was established in 1969and was formerly known as the Vance County Technical Institute. It has continued to grow in scope and it now offers students ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
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Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC
Central Piedmont Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,369
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. CPCC was established back in 1963 as the result of a merger between Mecklenburg College and the Central Industrial Education Center. There are various workplace learning programs where students can gain the ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • CNA
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Craven Community College
New Bern, NC
Craven Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,849
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.3%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.3

Craven Community College is located in New Bern, North Carolina. Craven was established in 1965 and has gone through many changes over the years to offer students a very thorough academic experience. Students will be able to pursue associate’s degrees at this school as well as several ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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James Sprunt Community College
Kenansville, NC
James Sprunt Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,086
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score 88.8

James Sprunt Community College (JSCC) is located in Kenansville, North Carolina. JSCC was founded back in 1960 and it was known as James Sprunt Technical Institute back then. This college has been named for a revered Scottish immigrant named James Menzies Sprunt who became a teacher, a ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Davidson County Community College
Thomasville, NC
Davidson County Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,463
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 94.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 86.9

Davidson County Community College (DCCC) is located in Thomasville, North Carolina. DCCC was established back in 1963 and it currently has more than 5700 students at multiple campuses. This two-year college offers students a wide range of different certificates, diplomas, and associate’s ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Nash Community College
Rocky Mount, NC
Nash Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,881
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 82.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 77.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score 86.3

Nash Community College (NCC) is located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. NCC was established back in 1967. This public two-year community college has a completely open admissions policy. It serves thousands of students annually and over 12,000 citizens participated in the various programs at the ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Fayetteville Technical Community College
Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,413
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 81.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score 85.0

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. FTCC was established back in 1961 and it serves around 41,000 students currently. It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Johnston Community College
Smithfield, NC
Johnston Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,332
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 99.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Johnston Community College (JCC) is located in Smithfield, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. JCC was established back in 1969 and it now serves approximately 6000 students. The school boasts a 175-acre main campus with 11 different buildings. It even ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
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Mayland Community College
Spruce Pine, NC
Mayland Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,226
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Mayland Community College (MCC) is located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina and is a part of the North Carolina Community College System. It also has learning centers in Newland and Burnsville that students can take advantage of. This public community college used to be known as Mayland Technical ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Pitt Community College
Winterville, NC
Pitt Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,959
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Pitt Community College (PCC) is located in Winterville, North Carolina and is a part of the North Carolina Community College System. This two-year institution has been serving the community since 1961 and it offers students a great academic experience. More than 11,000 students are enrolled in ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Southwestern Community College
Sylva, NC
Southwestern Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,586
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Southwestern Community College is located in Sylva, North Carolina. This school has been serving the community in some form since 1964 and has gone through several name changes over the years. The school now serves more than 8000 students and it provides them all with associate’s degree, ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • CNA
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Stanly Community College
Albemarle, NC
Stanly Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,925
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 95.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Stanly Community College (SCC) is located in Albemarle, North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. Stanley Tech was established in 1971. This school's motto is “changing lives” and it seeks to change many lives for the better each year. There are ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Southeastern Community College
Whiteville, NC
Southeastern Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,472
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 84.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 99.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 87.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, NC
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,120
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 81.1%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 82.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Blue Ridge Community College
Flat Rock, NC
Blue Ridge Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,805
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Piedmont Community College
Roxboro, NC
Piedmont Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,968
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 76.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Randolph Community College
Asheboro, NC
Randolph Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,324
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Durham Technical Community College
Durham, NC
Durham Technical Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,582
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 78.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 87.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, NC
Cape Fear Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,955
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 98.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 83.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Sampson Community College
Clinton, NC
Sampson Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,855
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 83.4

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Surry Community College
Dobson, NC
Surry Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,721
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score 83.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Robeson Community College
Lumberton, NC
Robeson Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,280
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 100.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 82.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Catawba Valley Community College
Hickory, NC
Catawba Valley Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,583
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Central Carolina Community College
Sanford, NC
Central Carolina Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,780
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 65.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 79.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 83.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Coastal Carolina Community College
Jacksonville, NC
Coastal Carolina Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,737
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 87.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score 78.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, NC
Guilford Technical Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,488
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 88.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 87.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 78.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Hudson, NC
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,677
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Gaston College
Dallas, NC
Gaston College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,601
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 97.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 99.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 78.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$10,473
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Mitchell Community College
Statesville, NC
Mitchell Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,763
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 98.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,308
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$10,496
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • PhD
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Wake Technical Community College
Raleigh, NC
Wake Technical Community College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,732
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 97.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 91.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Beaufort County Community College
Washington, NC
Beaufort County Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,819
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 76.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 84.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 76.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Bladen Community College
Dublin, NC
Bladen Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,844
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 87.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 87.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 73.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$11,100
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is part of the University of North Carolina. Besides the Chapel Hill campus, there are nine other campuses throughout the state. The university was established in 1789, making it one of the oldest public universities in the country. It is also the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$11,256
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is a public university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is one of ten campuses that belong to the University of North Carolina. It was established in 1892 by the son of former slaves. Dr. Simon Green Atkins founded the small Winston-Salem Teachers ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • LPN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$11,517
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Wilson Community College
Wilson, NC
Wilson Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$12,661
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score 71.8

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$13,327
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 88.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Alamance Community College
Graham, NC
Alamance Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$12,363
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 87.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Western Carolina University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$14,456
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 97.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 87.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Western Carolina University (WCU) is a public university in Cullowhee, North Carolina. It is part of the University of North Carolina, which operates a total of ten campuses. It was established in 1889 and is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the University of North Carolina ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$12,687
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 74.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 85.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a public university in Durham, North Carolina. It is part of the University of North Carolina, with nine other campuses. It was established in 1910 as a training school. It was renamed the North Carolina College for Negroes in 1925 when it became the ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$14,811
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 85.8
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
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Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, NC
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$16,060
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 84.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
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University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$16,831
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 84.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Carteret Community College
Morehead City, NC
Carteret Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$17,469
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 82.9%
RN Program Best-Value Score 82.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score 48.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Wingate University
Wingate, NC
Wingate University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$18,094
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 90.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 81.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$19,380
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 80.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
Gardner-Webb University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$20,753
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 79.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
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Duke University
Durham, NC
Duke University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$22,011
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 97.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 78.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Established in 1838, Duke University is a private university in Durham, North Carolina. The campus was originally located in Trinity and moved to Durham in 1892. The university has a sprawling campus spread over 8,600 acres on three connected campuses. The main campus includes the 210-foot Duke ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
  • BSN to PhD
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Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC
Pfeiffer University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$20,799
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 78.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Queens University of Charlotte
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$24,512
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 74.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Queens University of Charlotte is a private university in Charlotte, North Carolina. The university was established in 1857. It was originally called the Charlotte Female Institute. The institute merged with the Presbyterian Female College in 1912 to become Queens College. It received ...

Programs offered

  • ADN - closed in 2014
  • BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • RN to MSN
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Barton College
Wilson, NC
Barton College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$23,533
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 82.4%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 72.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
Methodist University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$30,580
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 71.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 56.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Charlotte, NC
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$40,927
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 55.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Cleveland Community College
Shelby, NC
Cleveland Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$3,911
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 98.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 98.5

Cleveland Community College (CCC) is located in Shelby, North Carolina. CCC was established back in 1965and aims to provide a diverse, accessible education to all members of the community. There are many academic programs at CCC that will help students to further their career prospects. ...

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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McDowell Technical Community College
Marion, NC
McDowell Technical Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,616
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 93.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 92.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Montgomery Community College
Troy, NC
Montgomery Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,818
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 84.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 87.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Isothermal Community College
Spindale, NC
Isothermal Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,768
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 66.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 80.1

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
Lees-McRae College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$21,832
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A&T State University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$11,049
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

North Carolina A&T State University is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was established in 1891 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race. It was the first college for people of color in the state. In became a regional university in 1967 and was ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
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South College-Asheville
Asheville, NC
South College-Asheville
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Watts School of Nursing
Durham, NC
Watts School of Nursing
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Diploma
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Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
Campbell University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$25,503
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Catawba College
Salisbury, NC
Catawba College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$19,172
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
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Montreat College
Montreat, NC
Montreat College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$21,413
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • Accelerated MSN
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University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC
University of Mount Olive
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$15,508
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • RN to BSN
  • BSN
--
Edgecombe Community College - Rocky Mount Campus
Rocky Mount, NC
Edgecombe Community College - Rocky Mount Campus

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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ECPI University - Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
ECPI University - Charlotte

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
ECPI University - Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
ECPI University - Greensboro

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
ECPI University - Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
ECPI University - Raleigh

Programs offered

  • LPN
--
NEWH Nursing Consortium
Rocky Mount, NC
NEWH Nursing Consortium

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-High Point (Closed in 2016)
ADN
Mercy School of Nursing (Closed in 2016)
Diploma

North Carolina's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


North Carolina's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


North Carolina Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 99,210 23.082 $29 $60,880
Nurse Anesthetists 2,340 0.545 $80 $166,040
Nurse Midwives 170 0.041 $48 $99,360
Nurse Practitioners 4,130 0.962 $48 $99,510
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 17,810 4.144 $21 $43,610
Nursing Assistants 62,820 14.614 $12 $24,280
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey