Great Bend has a general population of 15,345 and an overall student population of 4,237. Approximately 4,237 of Great Bend's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Barton County Community College is the largest forensic nursing school in Great Bend, based on student population. Approximately 25 students graduated in 2010 from Barton County Community College with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Great Bend's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,006 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Great Bend forensic nursing schools was an average of $14,552 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,036 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,341 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,665.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Great Bend, your job prospects are good. There were 3,090 forensic nurses working in Kansas and 750 working in the greater Great Bend area in 2010. Great Bend's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Great Bend is $62,850 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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