Petoskey has a total population of 6,080 and a student population of 3,123. Of these students, 3,123 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Petoskey, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is North Central Michigan College. In 2010, North Central Michigan College graduated approximately 40 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Petoskey. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,379 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Petoskey forensic nursing schools was an average of $12,263 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Petoskey. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,362 per year, on average, for room and board at Petoskey-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,617.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Petoskey, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 41 forensic nurses in Michigan were working in the greater Petoskey area. The number of forensic nurses in Petoskey is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Petoskey, you can expect to make an average salary of $78,350 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.