Decorah has a total population of 8,172 and a student population of 2,519. Of these students, 2,519 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Decorah, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Luther College. Approximately 27 students graduated in 2010 from Luther College with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 27 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Decorah in 2010. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Decorah was $32,290 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $910 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Decorah-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,380 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,730.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Decorah, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 22 forensic nurses in Iowa were working in the greater Decorah area. Decorah'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 Decorah, you can expect to make an average salary of $66,200 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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