Americus has a general population of 17,013 and an overall student population of 5,465. Approximately 2,903 of Americus's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Americus's largest forensic nursing school is Georgia Southwestern State University. In 2010, Georgia Southwestern State University graduated approximately 53 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 53 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Americus in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Americus's forensic nursing schools was $17,366 per year for instate students and $25,882 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,300 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Americus. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,950 per year, on average, for room and board at Americus-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,430.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Americus, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 32 forensic nurses in Georgia were working in the greater Americus area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 29% in Americus. 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 Americus is $63,250 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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