With an overall population of 33,055 and a student population of 5,751, approximately 5,581 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Columbia, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Columbia State Community College. Approximately 132 students graduated in 2010 from Columbia State Community College with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 132 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Columbia's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,905 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Columbia.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 7,180 forensic nurses in Tennessee. Of these forensic nurses, 260 were working in the greater Columbia area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Columbia will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,940 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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