Wharton has a total population of 9,237 and a student population of 6,622. Of these students, 6,622 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 1 forensic nursing schools in Wharton, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Wharton County Junior College. In 2010, approximately 34 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Wharton County Junior College.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Wharton. Tuition in 2009 at Wharton's forensic nursing schools was $9,665 per year for instate students and $10,433 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $925 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,800 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,385.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Wharton, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 20,570 forensic nurses in Texas, 180 were working in the greater Wharton area. The number of forensic nurses in Wharton 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 Wharton is $66,420 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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