Gainesville has a total population of 25,578 and a student population of 2,841. Of these students, 2,760 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Brenau University is the largest forensic nursing school in Gainesville, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 92 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Brenau University.
In 2010, 92 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Gainesville's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,356 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,050 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Gainesville-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $9,772 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,056.
If you plan on staying in Gainesville after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Gainesville, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. There were 10,570 forensic nurses working in Georgia and 260 working in the greater Gainesville area in 2010. The number of forensic nurses in Gainesville is expected to increase by 29% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Gainesville, you can expect to make an average salary of $79,420 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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