If you decide that you want to get a forensic nursing degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Texarkana, Texas. With an overall population of 34,782 and a student population of 6,671, approximately 6,671 of Texarkana students attend one of Texarkana's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Texarkana, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Texarkana College. In 2010, Texarkana College graduated approximately 84 students from its forensic nursing program.
A total of 104 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Texarkana in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,539 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Texarkana forensic nursing schools was an average of $11,439 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,777 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $1,400 per year, on average, for room and board at Texarkana-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,745.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Texarkana, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 185 forensic nurses in Texas were working in the greater Texarkana area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Texarkana 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 Texarkana is $79,430 per year, which is higher than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.