Joplin has a total population of 45,504 and a student population of 7,222. Of these students, 5,701 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Joplin's largest forensic nursing school is Missouri Southern State University. Approximately 44 students graduated in 2010 from Missouri Southern State University with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 44 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Joplin. Tuition in 2009 at Joplin's forensic nursing schools was $13,980 per year for instate students and $17,982 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Joplin. And if you live on campus at one of the Joplin-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,500 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,080.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Joplin, your job prospects are average. There were 4,410 forensic nurses working in Missouri and 140 working in the greater Joplin area in 2010. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Joplin will 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 Joplin is $70,320 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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