With an overall population of 63,893 and a student population of 13,945, approximately 10,446 of Merced students attend one of Merced's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Merced's largest forensic nursing school is Merced College. In 2010, Merced College graduated approximately 47 students from its forensic nursing program.
A reported 47 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Merced in 2010. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Merced was $658 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Merced, your job prospects are good. There were 28,300 forensic nurses working in California and 120 working in the greater Merced area in 2010. Merced's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.