Irvine has a total population of 143,072 and a student population of 49,883. Of these students, 2,564 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Irvine, by student population, is Concordia University. In 2010, approximately 48 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Concordia University.
A reported 48 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Irvine in 2010. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Irvine was $24,950 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Irvine-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,990 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Irvine, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 14 forensic nurses in California were working in the greater Irvine area. The number of forensic nurses in Irvine is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Irvine is $95,700 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.