Saranac Lake has a general population of 5,041 and an overall student population of 2,198. Approximately 2,198 of Saranac Lake's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Saranac Lake's largest forensic nursing school is North Country Community College. In 2010, approximately 63 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at North Country Community College.
A reported 63 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Saranac Lake in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,860 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Saranac Lake forensic nursing schools was an average of $21,300 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Saranac Lake. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Saranac Lake-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Saranac Lake, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 27,280 forensic nurses in New York. Of these forensic nurses, 500 were working in the greater Saranac Lake area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Saranac Lake will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Saranac Lake is $75,190 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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