If you are interested in pursuing forensic nursing, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Monroe, Louisiana. With an overall population of 53,107 and a student population of 11,512, approximately 10,643 of Monroe students attend one of Monroe's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Monroe, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is University of Louisiana Monroe. In 2010, University of Louisiana Monroe graduated approximately 91 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 91 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Monroe's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,693 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Monroe forensic nursing schools was an average of $19,950 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,225 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Monroe. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,890 per year, on average, for room and board at Monroe-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,392.
If you plan on staying in Monroe after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Monroe, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 4,010 forensic nurses in Louisiana. Of these forensic nurses, 150 were working in the greater Monroe area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 13% in Monroe. 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 Monroe is $70,670 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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