Poughkeepsie has a total population of 29,871 and a student population of 18,858. Of these students, 9,823 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Poughkeepsie, by student population, is Dutchess Community College. In 2010, Dutchess Community College graduated approximately 101 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 101 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Poughkeepsie in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,320 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,225 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Poughkeepsie, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 16 forensic nurses in New York were working in the greater Poughkeepsie area. Poughkeepsie's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Poughkeepsie is $87,810 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.