Grand Island has a general population of 42,940 and an overall student population of 7,320. Approximately 7,320 of Grand Island's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Grand Island, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Central Community College. Approximately 76 students graduated in 2010 from Central Community College with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 76 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Grand Island in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,306 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Grand Island forensic nursing schools was an average of $11,416 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,016 per year, on average, for room and board at Grand Island-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,710.
If you plan on staying in Grand Island after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Grand Island, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 forensic nurses in Nebraska were working in the greater Grand Island area. Grand Island's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Grand Island is $71,390 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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