If you are interested in pursuing forensic nursing, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Columbia, Missouri. Columbia has a total population of 84,531 and a student population of 48,122. Of these students, 46,793 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Columbia, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2010, University of Missouri-Columbia graduated approximately 250 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 348 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Columbia's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Columbia's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,919 per year in instate tuition and $30,465 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $920 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbia-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,024 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,200.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 4,410 forensic nurses in Missouri, 170 were working in the greater Columbia area. Columbia'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.
As a forensic nurse in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,930 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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