Providence, Rhode Island 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 173,618 and a student population of 36,049, approximately 9,353 of Providence students attend one of Providence's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Providence, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Rhode Island College. In 2010, Rhode Island College graduated approximately 150 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 182 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Providence. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,666 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Providence forensic nursing schools was an average of $26,746 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Providence. And if you live on campus at one of the Providence-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $8,818 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,942.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Providence, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 890 forensic nurses in Rhode Island, 1,370 were working in the greater Providence area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 11% in Providence. 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 Providence is $94,730 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Less than 1 year certificate
200 High Service Ave, North Providence, Rhode Island 02904
2-4 years certificate