Olympia has a total population of 42,514 and a student population of 10,542. Of these students, 5,651 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Olympia, by student population, is South Puget Sound Community College. In 2010, South Puget Sound Community College graduated approximately 67 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 67 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Olympia's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,026 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $904 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Olympia.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Olympia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,280 forensic nurses in Washington State. Of these forensic nurses, 130 were working in the greater Olympia area. Olympia's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 21% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Olympia, you can expect to make an average salary of $98,960 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.