Great Falls has a total population of 56,690 and a student population of 3,321. Of these students, 858 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Great Falls, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is University of Great Falls. In 2010, University of Great Falls graduated approximately 12 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Great Falls. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Great Falls was $18,237 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Great Falls. And if you live on campus at one of the Great Falls-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,610 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Great Falls after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Great Falls, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. There were 860 forensic nurses working in Montana and 50 working in the greater Great Falls area in 2010. The number of forensic nurses in Great Falls is expected to increase by 14% 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 Great Falls is $62,130 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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