Abingdon has a general population of 7,780 and an overall student population of 2,974. Approximately 2,875 of Abingdon's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Abingdon, by student population, is Virginia Highlands Community College. In 2010, Virginia Highlands Community College graduated approximately 66 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 66 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Abingdon. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,811 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Abingdon.
If you plan on staying in Abingdon after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Abingdon, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, of the 5,430 forensic nurses in Virginia, 280 were working in the greater Abingdon area. Abingdon's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 20% 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 Abingdon is $78,740 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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