Parsons has a general population of 11,514 and an overall student population of 1,756. Approximately 1,756 of Parsons's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Parsons, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Labette Community College. In 2010, Labette Community College graduated approximately 50 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 50 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Parsons. If you decide to attend one of Parsons's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $6,255 per year in instate tuition and $7,005 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $825 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $680 per year, on average, for room and board at Parsons-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,575.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Parsons, 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 Parsons area. Parsons's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Parsons is $62,850 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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