Portsmouth has a total population of 20,909 and a student population of 8,944. Of these students, 4,300 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Portsmouth, by student population, is Shawnee State University. Approximately 92 students graduated in 2010 from Shawnee State University with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 92 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Portsmouth in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Portsmouth's forensic nursing schools was $18,350 per year for instate students and $22,694 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,440 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,944 per year, on average, for room and board at Portsmouth-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Portsmouth after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Portsmouth, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 12,610 forensic nurses in Ohio. Of these forensic nurses, 510 were working in the greater Portsmouth area. Portsmouth's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Portsmouth is $73,040 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.