Charleston has a total population of 21,039 and a student population of 11,966. Of these students, 11,966 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Eastern Illinois University is the largest forensic nursing school in Charleston, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Eastern Illinois University.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Charleston's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Charleston's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,877 per year in instate tuition and $34,217 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $120 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,078 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Charleston after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Charleston, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 54 forensic nurses in Illinois were working in the greater Charleston area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 15% in Charleston. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Charleston is $65,170 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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