Portland has a total population of 64,249 and a student population of 10,424. Of these students, 9,655 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Portland's largest forensic nursing school is University of Southern Maine. In 2010, approximately 165 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at University of Southern Maine.
A reported 165 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Portland in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Portland's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,446 per year in instate tuition and $35,656 per year in out of state tuition.
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, you will face an additional expense of $9,120 per year, on average, for room and board at Portland-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,002.
If you plan on staying in Portland after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Portland, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 forensic nurses in Maine were working in the greater Portland area. Portland's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. 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 Portland is $82,730 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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