North Platte has a general population of 23,878 and an overall student population of 2,765. Approximately 2,765 of North Platte's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Mid-Plains Community College is the largest forensic nursing school in North Platte, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Mid-Plains Community College.
In 2010, 29 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in North Platte. Tuition in 2009 at North Platte's forensic nursing schools was $11,140 per year for instate students and $11,800 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,180.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in North Platte, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 2,120 forensic nurses in Nebraska, 200 were working in the greater North Platte area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in North Platte will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in North Platte, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,350 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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