Chesapeake has a total population of 199,184 and a student population of 1,660. Of these students, 410 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Chesapeake, by student population, is Sentara College of Health Sciences. In 2010, Sentara College of Health Sciences graduated approximately 0 students from its forensic nursing program.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chesapeake, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 5,430 forensic nurses in Virginia. Of these forensic nurses, 1,060 were working in the greater Chesapeake area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Chesapeake will 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 Chesapeake is $79,080 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.