Colorado Springs, Colorado has 2 forensic nursing schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a certificate in forensic nursing. Colorado Springs has a total population of 360,890 and a student population of 30,513. Of these students, 23,305 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Pikes Peak Community College is the largest forensic nursing school in Colorado Springs, based on student population. Approximately 290 students graduated in 2010 from Pikes Peak Community College with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 434 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Colorado Springs in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,047 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Colorado Springs forensic nursing schools was an average of $30,967 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,738 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,490 per year, on average, for room and board at Colorado Springs-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,391.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Colorado Springs, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 forensic nurses in Colorado were working in the greater Colorado Springs area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Colorado Springs will increase by 20% 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 Colorado Springs is $87,100 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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