There are 2 forensic nursing schools in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Cape Girardeau has a total population of 35,349 and a student population of 11,861. Of these students, 10,927 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Southeast Missouri State University is the largest forensic nursing school in Cape Girardeau, based on student population. In 2010, Southeast Missouri State University graduated approximately 82 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 143 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Cape Girardeau's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Cape Girardeau's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,435 per year in instate tuition and $21,070 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $973 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Cape Girardeau. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,358 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $23,600.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cape Girardeau, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 4,410 forensic nurses in Missouri. Of these forensic nurses, 100 were working in the greater Cape Girardeau area. Cape Girardeau's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 10% 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 Cape Girardeau is $72,450 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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