With an overall population of 50,269 and a student population of 5,617, approximately 5,617 of Bowie students attend one of Bowie's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Bowie, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Bowie State University. In 2010, approximately 52 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Bowie State University.
In 2010, 52 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Bowie. Tuition in 2009 at Bowie's forensic nursing schools was $18,645 per year for instate students and $29,083 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,800 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bowie-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $8,135 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,511.
If you plan on staying in Bowie after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Bowie, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 7,330 forensic nurses in Maryland, 5,220 were working in the greater Bowie area. The number of forensic nurses in Bowie is expected 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 Bowie is $95,620 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.