With an overall population of 18,940 and a student population of 1,448, approximately 518 of Jacksonville students attend one of Jacksonville's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Jacksonville, by student population, is MacMurray College. Approximately 28 students graduated in 2010 from MacMurray College with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 28 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Jacksonville in 2010. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in Jacksonville, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $18,390.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,030 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Jacksonville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,278 per year, on average, for room and board at Jacksonville-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $20,985.
If you plan on staying in Jacksonville after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Jacksonville, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. There were 8,980 forensic nurses working in Illinois and 420 working in the greater Jacksonville area in 2010. Jacksonville's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Jacksonville, you can expect to make an average salary of $71,320 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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