Salem has a general population of 136,924 and an overall student population of 16,514. Approximately 12,217 of Salem's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Chemeketa Community College is the largest forensic nursing school in Salem, based on student population. In 2010, Chemeketa Community College graduated approximately 40 students from its forensic nursing program.
A total of 40 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Salem in 2010. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in Salem, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,510.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Salem, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,110 forensic nurses in Oregon. Of these forensic nurses, 270 were working in the greater Salem area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Salem 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 Salem is $85,220 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.