If you are interested in pursuing forensic nursing, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hattiesburg has a total population of 44,779 and a student population of 19,061. Of these students, 18,548 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Hattiesburg's largest forensic nursing school is University of Southern Mississippi. In 2010, University of Southern Mississippi graduated approximately 225 students from its forensic nursing program.
A reported 330 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Hattiesburg in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Hattiesburg's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,867 per year in instate tuition and $23,692 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $2,125 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,170 per year, on average, for room and board at Hattiesburg-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,307.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hattiesburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 12 forensic nurses in Mississippi were working in the greater Hattiesburg area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 18% in Hattiesburg. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Hattiesburg is $62,550 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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