With an overall population of 5,725 and a student population of 1,530, approximately 1,416 of Buckhannon students attend one of Buckhannon's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Buckhannon, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is West Virginia Wesleyan College. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from West Virginia Wesleyan College with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 14 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Buckhannon. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Buckhannon was $22,880 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Buckhannon. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,809 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Buckhannon after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Buckhannon, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are average. In 2010, of the 1,800 forensic nurses in West Virginia, 310 were working in the greater Buckhannon area. Buckhannon's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Buckhannon is $61,520 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.