With an overall population of 122,377 and a student population of 7,643, approximately 6,652 of Topeka students attend one of Topeka's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Topeka, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Washburn University. In 2010, approximately 132 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Washburn University.
A reported 132 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Topeka in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,353 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Topeka forensic nursing schools was an average of $26,003 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Topeka. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,792 per year, on average, for room and board at Topeka-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,561.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Topeka, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,090 forensic nurses in Kansas. Of these forensic nurses, 300 were working in the greater Topeka area. Topeka'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 Topeka is $75,160 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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