La Plata has a general population of 6,551 and an overall student population of 8,810. Approximately 8,810 of La Plata's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in La Plata, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is College of Southern Maryland. Approximately 94 students graduated in 2010 from College of Southern Maryland with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 94 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of La Plata's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in La Plata, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,952.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in La Plata.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in La Plata, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,330 forensic nurses in Maryland, 5,220 were working in the greater La Plata area. La Plata'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 La Plata is $95,620 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.