Lamar has a total population of 8,869 and a student population of 1,080. Of these students, 1,080 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Lamar Community College is the largest forensic nursing school in Lamar, based on student population. Approximately 30 students graduated in 2010 from Lamar Community College with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 30 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Lamar in 2010. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in Lamar, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,043.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,749 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Lamar. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,370 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,616.
If you plan on staying in Lamar after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Lamar, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 3,710 forensic nurses in Colorado. Of these forensic nurses, 160 were working in the greater Lamar area. The number of forensic nurses in Lamar is expected to 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 Lamar is $70,870 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.