With an overall population of 55,515 and a student population of 12,156, approximately 12,156 of Jonesboro students attend one of Jonesboro's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Jonesboro's largest forensic nursing school is Arkansas State University-Main Campus. In 2010, Arkansas State University-Main Campus graduated approximately 243 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 243 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Jonesboro's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Jonesboro's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,226 per year in instate tuition and $25,146 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Jonesboro. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,856 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,970.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jonesboro, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,280 forensic nurses in Arkansas. Of these forensic nurses, 60 were working in the greater Jonesboro area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 18% in Jonesboro. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Jonesboro, you can expect to make an average salary of $66,220 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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