If you are interested in pursuing forensic nursing, you may want to consider attending one of the 3 forensic nursing schools in Rockford, Illinois. Rockford has a general population of 150,115 and an overall student population of 12,571. Approximately 10,188 of Rockford's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Rockford, by student population, is Rock Valley College. In 2010, Rock Valley College graduated approximately 67 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 126 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Rockford's forensic nursing schools. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Rockford was $13,235 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rockford-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,750 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,610.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Rockford, your job prospects are good. There were 8,980 forensic nurses working in Illinois and 300 working in the greater Rockford area in 2010. The number of forensic nurses in Rockford is expected 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 Rockford, you can expect to make an average salary of $75,670 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114-5699
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5658 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2468