Beaufort has a total population of 12,950 and a student population of 2,565. Of these students, 2,565 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Technical College of the Lowcountry is the largest forensic nursing school in Beaufort, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 34 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Technical College of the Lowcountry.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Beaufort. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Beaufort was $3,382 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,250 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Beaufort, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,130 forensic nurses in South Carolina, 290 were working in the greater Beaufort area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Beaufort will increase by 16% by the year 2018. 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 Beaufort is $80,690 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.