With an overall population of 46,342 and a student population of 3,476, approximately 2,675 of Alexandria students attend one of Alexandria's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Louisiana State University at Alexandria is the largest forensic nursing school in Alexandria, based on student population. Approximately 69 students graduated in 2010 from Louisiana State University at Alexandria with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 69 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Alexandria's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Alexandria's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,040 per year in instate tuition and $16,748 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Alexandria-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,480 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,160.
If you plan on staying in Alexandria after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Alexandria, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. There were 4,010 forensic nurses working in Louisiana and 180 working in the greater Alexandria area in 2010. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Alexandria will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Alexandria is $79,230 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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