With an overall population of 13,178 and a student population of 4,206, approximately 4,206 of Brainerd students attend one of Brainerd's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Brainerd, by student population, is Central Lakes College-Brainerd. Approximately 79 students graduated in 2010 from Central Lakes College-Brainerd with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 79 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Brainerd in 2010. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Brainerd was $5,019 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Brainerd, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 6,020 forensic nurses in Minnesota. Of these forensic nurses, 400 were working in the greater Brainerd area. Brainerd's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Brainerd, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,960 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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