Stockton has a general population of 243,771 and an overall student population of 29,752. Approximately 20,223 of Stockton's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
San Joaquin Delta College is the largest forensic nursing school in Stockton, based on student population. Approximately 280 students graduated in 2010 from San Joaquin Delta College with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 280 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Stockton. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $624 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.
If you plan on staying in Stockton after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Stockton, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 62 forensic nurses in California were working in the greater Stockton area. Stockton's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. 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 Stockton is $98,770 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.