If you are interested in pursuing forensic nursing, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo has a general population of 77,145 and an overall student population of 38,972. Approximately 36,575 of Kalamazoo's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Kalamazoo, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Western Michigan University. In 2010, approximately 94 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Western Michigan University.
In 2010, 168 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Kalamazoo's forensic nursing schools. Tuition in 2009 at Kalamazoo's forensic nursing schools was $20,298 per year for instate students and $31,418 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Kalamazoo. And if you live on campus at one of the Kalamazoo-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,169.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Kalamazoo, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 28 forensic nurses in Michigan were working in the greater Kalamazoo area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo is $78,830 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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