Sweetwater has a total population of 11,415 and a student population of 1,689. Of these students, 1,689 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Texas State Technical College-West Texas is the largest forensic nursing school in Sweetwater, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Texas State Technical College-West Texas.
A total of 24 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Sweetwater in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Sweetwater's forensic nursing schools was $16,335 per year for instate students and $20,691 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,641 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,900 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,435.
If you plan on staying in Sweetwater after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Sweetwater, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. There were 20,570 forensic nurses working in Texas and 470 working in the greater Sweetwater area in 2010. The number of forensic nurses in Sweetwater is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Sweetwater is $70,660 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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