Hays has a total population of 20,013 and a student population of 11,350. Of these students, 11,308 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Hays, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Fort Hays State University. In 2010, Fort Hays State University graduated approximately 68 students from its forensic nursing program.
A total of 68 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Hays in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,674 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hays forensic nursing schools was an average of $22,827 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $840 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Hays. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,560 per year, on average, for room and board at Hays-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,114.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hays, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,090 forensic nurses in Kansas. Of these forensic nurses, 750 were working in the greater Hays area. Hays'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 Hays is $62,850 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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