Fairfax has a general population of 21,498 and an overall student population of 32,304. Approximately 32,067 of Fairfax's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Fairfax's largest forensic nursing school is George Mason University. In 2010, George Mason University graduated approximately 286 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 286 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Fairfax. Tuition in 2009 at Fairfax's forensic nursing schools was $19,314 per year for instate students and $35,298 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Fairfax. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairfax-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Fairfax, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 forensic nurses in Virginia were working in the greater Fairfax area. The number of forensic nurses in Fairfax is expected 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 Fairfax is $95,620 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.