With an overall population of 13,220 and a student population of 1,355, approximately 1,070 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Athens's largest forensic nursing school is Tennessee Wesleyan College. In 2010, Tennessee Wesleyan College graduated approximately 50 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 50 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Athens. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Athens was $18,600 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Athens. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Athens after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Athens, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 7,180 forensic nurses in Tennessee. Of these forensic nurses, 230 were working in the greater Athens area. The number of forensic nurses in Athens is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Athens is $65,820 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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