Creston has a general population of 7,597 and an overall student population of 1,680. Approximately 1,680 of Creston's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Creston's largest forensic nursing school is Southwestern Community College. In 2010, Southwestern Community College graduated approximately 53 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 53 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Creston. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,210 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Creston forensic nursing schools was an average of $11,005 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,155 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,900 per year, on average, for room and board at Creston-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,695.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Creston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,810 forensic nurses in Iowa, 220 were working in the greater Creston area. Creston's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Creston, you can expect to make an average salary of $65,730 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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