Stony Brook has a general population of 13,727 and an overall student population of 24,681. Approximately 24,681 of Stony Brook's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Stony Brook University is the largest forensic nursing school in Stony Brook, based on student population. In 2010, Stony Brook University graduated approximately 203 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 203 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Stony Brook's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,770 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Stony Brook forensic nursing schools was an average of $26,670 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,590 per year, on average, for room and board at Stony Brook-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,148.
If you plan on staying in Stony Brook after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Stony Brook, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 forensic nurses in New York were working in the greater Stony Brook area. The number of forensic nurses in Stony Brook is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.