Shreveport has a general population of 200,145 and an overall student population of 10,323. Approximately 3,014 of Shreveport's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Shreveport's largest forensic nursing school is Southern University at Shreveport. In 2010, Southern University at Shreveport graduated approximately 33 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 33 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Shreveport. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,036 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Shreveport forensic nursing schools was an average of $14,166 per year in 2009.
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 $7,140 per year, on average, for room and board at Shreveport-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,576.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Shreveport, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,010 forensic nurses in Louisiana, 600 were working in the greater Shreveport area. Shreveport'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 Shreveport is $67,460 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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