There are 2 forensic nursing schools in Corpus Christi, Texas. Corpus Christi has a total population of 277,454 and a student population of 23,404. Of these students, 21,537 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Corpus Christi, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Del Mar College. In 2010, approximately 186 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Del Mar College.
In 2010, 335 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Corpus Christi. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,197 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Corpus Christi forensic nursing schools was an average of $24,845 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,066 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Corpus Christi. And if you live on campus at one of the Corpus Christi-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $5,625 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,058.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Corpus Christi, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 20,570 forensic nurses in Texas. Of these forensic nurses, 300 were working in the greater Corpus Christi area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Corpus Christi will increase by 24% by the year 2018. 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 Corpus Christi is $81,390 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897
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6300 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5503