Odessa has a general population of 90,943 and an overall student population of 8,859. Approximately 5,132 of Odessa's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Odessa, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Odessa College. In 2010, approximately 89 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Odessa College.
A reported 89 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Odessa in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Odessa's forensic nursing schools was $10,750 per year for instate students and $11,590 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,400 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Odessa. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,874 per year, on average, for room and board at Odessa-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,126.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Odessa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 20,570 forensic nurses in Texas, 70 were working in the greater Odessa area. Odessa's forensic nurse workforce is projected to 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 Odessa is $81,300 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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