Meridian has a general population of 39,968 and an overall student population of 3,997. Approximately 3,949 of Meridian's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Meridian's largest forensic nursing school is Meridian Community College. In 2010, Meridian Community College graduated approximately 179 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 179 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Meridian in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Meridian's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,705 per year in instate tuition and $11,085 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,850 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,280.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Meridian, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,650 forensic nurses in Mississippi. Of these forensic nurses, 260 were working in the greater Meridian area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 18% in Meridian. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Meridian is $65,530 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.