Dekalb's largest forensic nursing school is Northern Illinois University. In 2010, Northern Illinois University graduated approximately 181 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 181 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Dekalb. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,700 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Dekalb forensic nursing schools was an average of $30,444 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,588 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Dekalb, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Dekalb will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
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