Astoria has a total population of 9,813 and a student population of 2,836. Of these students, 2,836 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Astoria, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Clatsop Community College. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from Clatsop Community College with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Astoria. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Astoria was $2,808 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,224 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Astoria.
If you plan on staying in Astoria after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Astoria, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 forensic nurses in Oregon were working in the greater Astoria area. Astoria's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 20% 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 Astoria is $93,470 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.