West Palm Beach has a total population of 82,103 and a student population of 7,495. Of these students, 3,260 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach is the largest forensic nursing school in West Palm Beach, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of West Palm Beach's forensic nursing schools. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in West Palm Beach was $22,700 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,338 per year, on average, for room and board at West Palm Beach-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,050.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in West Palm Beach, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 8,660 forensic nurses in Florida. Of these forensic nurses, 750 were working in the greater West Palm Beach area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 18% in West Palm Beach. 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 West Palm Beach is $86,450 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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