With an overall population of 26,128 and a student population of 7,708, approximately 7,634 of Eureka students attend one of Eureka's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Eureka, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is College of the Redwoods. Approximately 44 students graduated in 2010 from College of the Redwoods with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 44 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Eureka. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,724 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Eureka forensic nursing schools was an average of $16,148 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,330 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,558 per year, on average, for room and board at Eureka-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,178.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Eureka, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 28,300 forensic nurses in California. Of these forensic nurses, 40 were working in the greater Eureka area. Eureka's forensic nurse workforce is projected 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 Eureka is $77,490 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.