Vernon has a total population of 11,660 and a student population of 3,163. Of these students, 3,163 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Vernon College is the largest forensic nursing school in Vernon, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 80 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Vernon College.
A reported 80 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Vernon in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Vernon's forensic nursing schools was $12,136 per year for instate students and $13,636 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,380 per year, on average, for room and board at Vernon-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,630.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Vernon, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 20,570 forensic nurses in Texas. Of these forensic nurses, 470 were working in the greater Vernon area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Vernon will 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 Vernon is $70,660 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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