With an overall population of 118,718 and a student population of 32,970, approximately 15,705 of Lancaster students attend one of Lancaster's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Antelope Valley College is the largest forensic nursing school in Lancaster, based on student population. In 2010, Antelope Valley College graduated approximately 125 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 125 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Lancaster's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in Lancaster, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $780.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,646 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Lancaster, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 28,300 forensic nurses in California, 7,430 were working in the greater Lancaster area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 17% in Lancaster. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Lancaster is $99,120 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.