Normal, Illinois has 2 forensic nursing schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in forensic nursing. With an overall population of 45,386 and a student population of 26,450, approximately 26,450 of Normal students attend one of Normal's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Normal, by student population, is Illinois State University. In 2010, Illinois State University graduated approximately 138 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 166 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Normal's forensic nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Normal's forensic nursing schools was $22,751 per year for instate students and $28,781 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,017 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Normal-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,882 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,990.
If you plan on staying in Normal after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Normal, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 8,980 forensic nurses in Illinois. Of these forensic nurses, 80 were working in the greater Normal area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Normal will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Normal, you can expect to make an average salary of $83,990 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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