Valdosta has a general population of 43,724 and an overall student population of 17,089. Approximately 12,391 of Valdosta's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Valdosta's largest forensic nursing school is Valdosta State University. Approximately 113 students graduated in 2010 from Valdosta State University with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 113 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Valdosta's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,024 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Valdosta forensic nursing schools was an average of $28,606 per year in 2009.
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 $6,420 per year, on average, for room and board at Valdosta-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Valdosta, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 10,570 forensic nurses in Georgia, 110 were working in the greater Valdosta area. Valdosta'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 Valdosta is $62,160 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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