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Graduates of the Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program are prepared to work in a variety of businesses, including hospitals, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, home health agencies, clinics, health departments, public schools and civil service agencies.

Employment Outlook

Southwest Virginia non-metropolitan area median annual pay of $52,280 and median hourly wage of $25.13*

Employment of Registered Nurses is projected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.**
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor,  Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016, Registered Nurses, on the internet at

** Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at: