With an overall population of 89,730 and a student population of 14,667, approximately 14,477 of Carson students attend one of Carson's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Carson, by student population, is California State University-Dominguez Hills. In 2010, California State University-Dominguez Hills graduated approximately 277 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 277 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Carson's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,671 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Carson forensic nursing schools was an average of $30,831 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,600 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,781.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Carson, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 28,300 forensic nurses in California. Of these forensic nurses, 7,430 were working in the greater Carson area. The number of forensic nurses in Carson is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. 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 Carson is $99,120 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.