With an overall population of 4,806 and a student population of 4,713, approximately 4,713 of Hazard students attend one of Hazard's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Hazard, by student population, is Hazard Community and Technical College. In 2010, Hazard Community and Technical College graduated approximately 47 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Hazard's forensic nursing schools. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Hazard was $3,000 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Hazard, your job prospects are good. There were 4,550 forensic nurses working in Kentucky and 400 working in the greater Hazard area in 2010. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Hazard will increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Hazard is $77,900 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.