With an overall population of 7,960 and a student population of 3,121, approximately 3,121 of Alamosa students attend one of Alamosa's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Adams State College is the largest forensic nursing school in Alamosa, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Adams State College.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Alamosa's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,989 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Alamosa forensic nursing schools was an average of $25,133 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,749 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Alamosa-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,160 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Alamosa, your job prospects are good. There were 3,710 forensic nurses working in Colorado and 160 working in the greater Alamosa area in 2010. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Alamosa will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Alamosa is $70,870 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.