Murfreesboro has a total population of 68,816 and a student population of 25,929. Of these students, 25,188 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Middle Tennessee State University is the largest forensic nursing school in Murfreesboro, based on student population. In 2010, Middle Tennessee State University graduated approximately 159 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 159 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Murfreesboro in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Murfreesboro's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,878 per year in instate tuition and $28,806 per year in out of state tuition.
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 Murfreesboro-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,754 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,124.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Murfreesboro, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 forensic nurses in Tennessee were working in the greater Murfreesboro area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro, you can expect to make an average salary of $80,850 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.
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