There are 2 forensic nursing schools in Wilmington, North Carolina. Wilmington has a general population of 75,838 and an overall student population of 22,941. Approximately 21,925 of Wilmington's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Wilmington, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is University of North Carolina-Wilmington. In 2010, University of North Carolina-Wilmington graduated approximately 102 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 159 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Wilmington. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,960 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Wilmington forensic nursing schools was an average of $26,842 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,097 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,798 per year, on average, for room and board at Wilmington-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,785.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Wilmington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,590 forensic nurses in North Carolina, 260 were working in the greater Wilmington area. The number of forensic nurses in Wilmington is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Wilmington is $77,450 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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