Lake Charles has a general population of 71,757 and an overall student population of 11,268. Approximately 8,638 of Lake Charles's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Lake Charles, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is McNeese State University. Approximately 208 students graduated in 2010 from McNeese State University with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 208 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Lake Charles. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,427 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lake Charles forensic nursing schools was an average of $20,099 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Lake Charles. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,674 per year, on average, for room and board at Lake Charles-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,187.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lake Charles, 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 Lake Charles area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 13% in Lake Charles. 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 Lake Charles is $62,630 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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