With an overall population of 57,053 and a student population of 14,961, approximately 14,921 of Missoula students attend one of Missoula's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The University of Montana is the largest forensic nursing school in Missoula, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at The University of Montana.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Missoula's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,455 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Missoula forensic nursing schools was an average of $29,889 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Missoula-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,611 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Missoula, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 860 forensic nurses in Montana. Of these forensic nurses, 100 were working in the greater Missoula area. Missoula's forensic nurse workforce is projected to 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 Missoula is $79,060 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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