Portales has a total population of 11,131 and a student population of 4,679. Of these students, 4,679 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Portales's largest forensic nursing school is Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus. In 2010, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus graduated approximately 37 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 37 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Portales's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,976 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portales forensic nursing schools was an average of $19,526 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Portales. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,374 per year, on average, for room and board at Portales-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,602.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Portales, your job prospects are good. There were 1,600 forensic nurses working in New Mexico and 210 working in the greater Portales area in 2010. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Portales 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 Portales, 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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