Coos Bay has a total population of 15,374 and a student population of 2,206. Of these students, 2,206 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Southwestern Oregon Community College is the largest forensic nursing school in Coos Bay, based on student population. In 2010, Southwestern Oregon Community College graduated approximately 33 students from its forensic nursing program.
A reported 33 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Coos Bay in 2010. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in Coos Bay, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,912.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Coos Bay-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,330 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,272.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Coos Bay, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 forensic nurses in Oregon were working in the greater Coos Bay area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Coos Bay will 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 Coos Bay is $93,470 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.