Billings has a general population of 89,847 and an overall student population of 6,086. Approximately 1,406 of Billings's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology is the largest forensic nursing school in Billings, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 31 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Montana State University-Billings-College of Technology.
A reported 31 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Billings in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Billings's forensic nursing schools was $14,661 per year for instate students and $18,301 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Billings. And if you live on campus at one of the Billings-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,310 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,641.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Billings, your job prospects are good. There were 860 forensic nurses working in Montana and 180 working in the greater Billings area in 2010. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Billings will increase by 14% 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 Billings is $81,760 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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