Ottumwa has a total population of 24,998 and a student population of 5,203. Of these students, 5,137 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Indian Hills Community College is the largest forensic nursing school in Ottumwa, based on student population. Approximately 209 students graduated in 2010 from Indian Hills Community College with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 209 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Ottumwa. If you decide to attend one of Ottumwa's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,272 per year in instate tuition and $14,760 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,416 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Ottumwa. And if you live on campus at one of the Ottumwa-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,610 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,392.
If you plan on staying in Ottumwa after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Ottumwa, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 4,810 forensic nurses in Iowa. Of these forensic nurses, 500 were working in the greater Ottumwa area. The number of forensic nurses in Ottumwa is expected to 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 Ottumwa is $69,900 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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