With an overall population of 18,147 and a student population of 27,990, approximately 24,549 of Decatur students attend one of Decatur's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Decatur, by student population, is Georgia Perimeter College. Approximately 164 students graduated in 2010 from Georgia Perimeter College with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 164 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Decatur's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,828 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Decatur.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Decatur, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 10,570 forensic nurses in Georgia, 6,420 were working in the greater Decatur area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Decatur will 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 Decatur is $78,680 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.