With an overall population of 84,084 and a student population of 34,857, approximately 32,313 of Santa Monica students attend one of Santa Monica's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Santa Monica's largest forensic nursing school is Santa Monica College. In 2010, Santa Monica College graduated approximately 79 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 79 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Santa Monica. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in Santa Monica, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $652.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,224 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Santa Monica, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 28,300 forensic nurses in California, 7,430 were working in the greater Santa Monica area. The number of forensic nurses in Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica is $99,120 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.