Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has 2 forensic nursing schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in forensic nursing. With an overall population of 71,329 and a student population of 20,642, approximately 13,253 of Bethlehem students attend one of Bethlehem's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Northampton County Area Community College is the largest forensic nursing school in Bethlehem, based on student population. In 2010, Northampton County Area Community College graduated approximately 95 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 129 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Bethlehem in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Bethlehem's forensic nursing schools was $30,632 per year for instate students and $32,312 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,125 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,795 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $23,814.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bethlehem, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 14,200 forensic nurses in Pennsylvania. Of these forensic nurses, 780 were working in the greater Bethlehem area. The number of forensic nurses in Bethlehem is expected to increase by 8% 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 Bethlehem is $75,970 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599
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