Westminster has a general population of 16,731 and an overall student population of 7,520. Approximately 3,913 of Westminster's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Westminster, by student population, is Carroll Community College. In 2010, Carroll Community College graduated approximately 51 students from its forensic nursing program.
A reported 51 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Westminster in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,852 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Westminster.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Westminster, your job prospects are good. There were 7,330 forensic nurses working in Maryland and 4,600 working in the greater Westminster area in 2010. The number of forensic nurses in Westminster is expected to increase by 13% 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 Westminster is $85,840 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.