If you decide that you want to get a forensic nursing degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville has a total population of 158,216 and a student population of 11,861. Of these students, 9,597 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
University of Alabama in Huntsville is the largest forensic nursing school in Huntsville, based on student population. In 2010, University of Alabama in Huntsville graduated approximately 188 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 204 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Huntsville's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,458 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Huntsville forensic nursing schools was an average of $30,017 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,371 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Huntsville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,482 per year, on average, for room and board at Huntsville-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Huntsville after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Huntsville, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are average. In 2010, there were 2,620 forensic nurses in Alabama. Of these forensic nurses, 150 were working in the greater Huntsville area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Huntsville will increase by 11% by the year 2018. 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 Huntsville is $73,520 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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