Kansas City has a general population of 146,866 and an overall student population of 7,938. Approximately 7,137 of Kansas City's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Kansas City, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Kansas City Kansas Community College. In 2010, Kansas City Kansas Community College graduated approximately 128 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 128 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Kansas City. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in Kansas City, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $1,770.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $920 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Kansas City.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Kansas City, your job prospects are good. There were 3,090 forensic nurses working in Kansas and 1,990 working in the greater Kansas City area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 16% in Kansas City. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Kansas City, you can expect to make an average salary of $79,450 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.