Hobbs has a general population of 28,657 and an overall student population of 2,841. Approximately 2,313 of Hobbs's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Hobbs, by student population, is New Mexico Junior College. In 2010, New Mexico Junior College graduated approximately 19 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Hobbs's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to attend one of Hobbs's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,280 per year in instate tuition and $9,400 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,008 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,950 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $4,696.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hobbs, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 6 forensic nurses in New Mexico were working in the greater Hobbs area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Hobbs will increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Hobbs, you can expect to make an average salary of $72,320 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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