If you are interested in pursuing forensic nursing, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Las Vegas has a total population of 14,565 and a student population of 5,530. Of these students, 5,530 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Las Vegas, by student population, is Luna Community College. In 2010, Luna Community College graduated approximately 23 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 28 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Las Vegas. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,362 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Las Vegas forensic nursing schools was an average of $16,929 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $825 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Las Vegas-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,555 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,819.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Las Vegas, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 forensic nurses in New Mexico were working in the greater Las Vegas area. The number of forensic nurses in Las Vegas is expected to 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 Las Vegas, you can expect to make an average salary of $86,380 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.