Fayetteville has a total population of 58,047 and a student population of 20,000. Of these students, 19,849 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Fayetteville, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is University of Arkansas. In 2010, University of Arkansas graduated approximately 66 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 66 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Fayetteville in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fayetteville's forensic nursing schools was $18,241 per year for instate students and $27,118 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,082 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Fayetteville. And if you live on campus at one of the Fayetteville-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,732 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Fayetteville, your job prospects are good. There were 2,280 forensic nurses working in Arkansas and 250 working in the greater Fayetteville area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 18% in Fayetteville. 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 Fayetteville is $76,540 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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