With an overall population of 14,431 and a student population of 14,338, approximately 7,169 of Thibodaux students attend one of Thibodaux's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Thibodaux's largest forensic nursing school is Nicholls State University. In 2010, approximately 155 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Nicholls State University.
A total of 155 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Thibodaux in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,311 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Thibodaux forensic nursing schools was an average of $21,779 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 at one of the Thibodaux-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,310 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Thibodaux, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 23 forensic nurses in Louisiana were working in the greater Thibodaux area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Thibodaux will 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 Thibodaux is $63,370 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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