Hammond has a general population of 17,639 and an overall student population of 15,316. Approximately 15,151 of Hammond's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Hammond, by student population, is Southeastern Louisiana University. In 2010, approximately 203 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Southeastern Louisiana University.
A total of 203 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Hammond in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Hammond's forensic nursing schools was $14,448 per year for instate students and $21,704 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Hammond-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,528.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hammond, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,010 forensic nurses in Louisiana. Of these forensic nurses, 120 were working in the greater Hammond area. The number of forensic nurses in Hammond is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Hammond, you can expect to make an average salary of $81,190 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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