Athens has a total population of 11,297 and a student population of 7,012. Of these students, 7,012 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Athens, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Trinity Valley Community College. In 2010, Trinity Valley Community College graduated approximately 118 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 118 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Athens in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,486 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens forensic nursing schools was an average of $12,318 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,800 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $3,870 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,616.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 20,570 forensic nurses in Texas, 650 were working in the greater Athens area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 24% in Athens. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Athens is $69,850 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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