California has a total population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017. Of these students, 9,017 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
California University of Pennsylvania is the largest forensic nursing school in California, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 87 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at California University of Pennsylvania.
In 2010, 87 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in California. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,359 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all California forensic nursing schools was an average of $23,693 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the California-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in California, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 14,200 forensic nurses in Pennsylvania, 2,160 were working in the greater California area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in California will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in California, you can expect to make an average salary of $77,510 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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