With an overall population of 11,360 and a student population of 2,497, approximately 2,497 of Sterling students attend one of Sterling's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Northeastern Junior College is the largest forensic nursing school in Sterling, based on student population. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from Northeastern Junior College with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 17 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Sterling in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Sterling's forensic nursing schools was $14,768 per year for instate students and $20,210 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,749 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Sterling-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,654 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,970.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Sterling, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,710 forensic nurses in Colorado. Of these forensic nurses, 160 were working in the greater Sterling area. Sterling's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Sterling, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,870 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.