Lafayette has a total population of 110,257 and a student population of 22,602. Of these students, 16,361 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Lafayette, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 2010, University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduated approximately 157 students from its forensic nursing program.
A total of 157 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Lafayette in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $12,764 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lafayette forensic nursing schools was an average of $21,336 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board at Lafayette-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,614.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Lafayette, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 forensic nurses in Louisiana were working in the greater Lafayette area. Lafayette's forensic nurse workforce is projected 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 Lafayette, you can expect to make an average salary of $78,420 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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