Ruston has a general population of 20,546 and an overall student population of 11,282. Approximately 11,264 of Ruston's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Louisiana Tech University is the largest forensic nursing school in Ruston, based on student population. Approximately 63 students graduated in 2010 from Louisiana Tech University with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 63 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Ruston's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,534 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ruston forensic nursing schools was an average of $20,931 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ruston-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,055 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Ruston after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Ruston, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. There were 4,010 forensic nurses working in Louisiana and 190 working in the greater Ruston area in 2010. Ruston'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.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Ruston is $71,420 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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