With an overall population of 4,856 and a student population of 3,383, approximately 3,383 of Big Stone Gap students attend one of Big Stone Gap's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Mountain Empire Community College is the largest forensic nursing school in Big Stone Gap, based on student population. In 2010, Mountain Empire Community College graduated approximately 44 students from its forensic nursing program.
In 2010, 44 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Big Stone Gap. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Big Stone Gap was $2,297 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Big Stone Gap, your job prospects are good. There were 5,430 forensic nurses working in Virginia and 210 working in the greater Big Stone Gap area in 2010. Big Stone Gap's forensic nurse workforce is projected to increase by 20% 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 Big Stone Gap is $66,920 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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