With an overall population of 1,220 and a student population of 2,651, approximately 2,651 of West Liberty students attend one of West Liberty's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in West Liberty, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is West Liberty University. In 2010, approximately 32 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at West Liberty University.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of West Liberty's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,350 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Liberty forensic nursing schools was an average of $23,420 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,870 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,455.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in West Liberty, your job prospects are average. There were 1,800 forensic nurses working in West Virginia and 160 working in the greater West Liberty area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 8% in West Liberty. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in West Liberty is $67,230 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.