With an overall population of 77,423 and a student population of 11,636, approximately 11,070 of Santa Maria students attend one of Santa Maria's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Santa Maria, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Allan Hancock College. Approximately 68 students graduated in 2010 from Allan Hancock College with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 68 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Santa Maria's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $782 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 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 Santa Maria, your job prospects are good. There were 28,300 forensic nurses working in California and 270 working in the greater Santa Maria area in 2010. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Santa Maria will 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 Santa Maria is $102,720 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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