Dalton has a general population of 27,912 and an overall student population of 5,796. Approximately 5,722 of Dalton's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Dalton State College is the largest forensic nursing school in Dalton, based on student population. Approximately 55 students graduated in 2010 from Dalton State College with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 55 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Dalton's forensic nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Dalton's forensic nursing schools was $10,740 per year for instate students and $18,222 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,600 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,440 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,000.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Dalton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 114 forensic nurses in Georgia were working in the greater Dalton area. Dalton's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 29% 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 Dalton is $64,780 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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