Bend has a total population of 52,029 and a student population of 6,383. Of these students, 6,261 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Bend, by student population, is Central Oregon Community College. In 2010, approximately 35 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Central Oregon Community College.
A total of 35 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Bend in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Bend's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,967 per year in instate tuition and $18,387 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,125 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Bend. And if you live on campus at one of the Bend-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,692 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,275.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Bend, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,110 forensic nurses in Oregon. Of these forensic nurses, 110 were working in the greater Bend area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 20% in Bend. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Bend is $78,290 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.