With an overall population of 58,268 and a student population of 6,494, approximately 6,100 of Council Bluffs students attend one of Council Bluffs's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Council Bluffs's largest forensic nursing school is Iowa Western Community College. In 2010, approximately 94 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Iowa Western Community College.
A total of 94 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Council Bluffs in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,782 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Council Bluffs forensic nursing schools was an average of $13,932 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $940 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Council Bluffs-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,320 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,706.
If you plan on staying in Council Bluffs after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Council Bluffs, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 4,810 forensic nurses in Iowa. Of these forensic nurses, 1,190 were working in the greater Council Bluffs area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Council Bluffs will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Council Bluffs is $75,420 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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