West Plains has a total population of 10,866 and a student population of 2,283. Of these students, 2,162 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in West Plains, by student population, is Missouri State University-West Plains. In 2010, approximately 41 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Missouri State University-West Plains.
A reported 41 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in West Plains in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,958 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all West Plains forensic nursing schools was an average of $18,018 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $974 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in West Plains. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,920 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,548.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in West Plains, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 4,410 forensic nurses in Missouri. Of these forensic nurses, 230 were working in the greater West Plains area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in West Plains will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in West Plains is $61,560 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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