If you decide that you want to get a forensic nursing degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Reno, Nevada. Reno has a general population of 180,480 and an overall student population of 30,362. Approximately 29,817 of Reno's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Reno, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is University of Nevada-Reno. In 2010, University of Nevada-Reno graduated approximately 111 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 164 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Reno in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,345 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Reno forensic nursing schools was an average of $32,685 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,245 per year, on average, for room and board at Reno-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,416.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Reno, your job prospects are good. There were 2,000 forensic nurses working in Nevada and 360 working in the greater Reno area in 2010. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Reno will increase by 17% by the year 2018. 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 Reno is $92,320 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
Reno, Nevada 89557
7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno, Nevada 89512-3999
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