Jackson has a total population of 184,256 and a student population of 16,993. Of these students, 2,412 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Jackson, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is University of Mississippi Medical Center. In 2010, University of Mississippi Medical Center graduated approximately 158 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 158 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Jackson in 2010.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jackson, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,650 forensic nurses in Mississippi, 610 were working in the greater Jackson area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Jackson 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 Jackson is $74,570 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.