With an overall population of 28,778 and a student population of 41,052, approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette students attend one of West Lafayette's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
West Lafayette's largest forensic nursing school is Purdue University-Main Campus. Approximately 179 students graduated in 2010 from Purdue University-Main Campus with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 179 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of West Lafayette's forensic nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at West Lafayette's forensic nursing schools was $20,638 per year for instate students and $37,118 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,220 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Lafayette, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,350 forensic nurses in Indiana, 160 were working in the greater West Lafayette area. West Lafayette's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected 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 West Lafayette is $78,740 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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