Valparaiso has a general population of 27,428 and an overall student population of 4,144. Approximately 4,065 of Valparaiso's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Valparaiso's largest forensic nursing school is Valparaiso University. In 2010, approximately 102 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Valparaiso University.
A reported 102 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Valparaiso in 2010. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Valparaiso was $28,320 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Valparaiso. And if you live on campus at one of the Valparaiso-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,960 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,160.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Valparaiso, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,350 forensic nurses in Indiana. Of these forensic nurses, 690 were working in the greater Valparaiso area. Valparaiso'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Valparaiso is $69,680 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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