Grand Junction has a general population of 41,986 and an overall student population of 7,859. Approximately 7,042 of Grand Junction's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Mesa State College is the largest forensic nursing school in Grand Junction, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 96 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Mesa State College.
In 2010, 96 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Grand Junction. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in Grand Junction, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $5,338.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,748 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,507 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Grand Junction, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,710 forensic nurses in Colorado. Of these forensic nurses, 120 were working in the greater Grand Junction area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 20% in Grand Junction. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Grand Junction, you can expect to make an average salary of $95,450 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.