Newport has a total population of 17,048 and a student population of 15,498. Of these students, 15,378 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Newport's largest forensic nursing school is Northern Kentucky University. In 2010, Northern Kentucky University graduated approximately 239 students from its forensic nursing program.
A total of 239 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Newport in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Newport's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,509 per year in instate tuition and $23,509 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,455 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,054.
If you plan on staying in Newport after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Newport, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 4,550 forensic nurses in Kentucky, 1,920 were working in the greater Newport area. The number of forensic nurses in Newport is expected to increase by 18% 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 Newport is $81,720 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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