There are 2 forensic nursing schools in Petersburg, Virginia. Petersburg has a general population of 33,740 and an overall student population of 7,088. Approximately 5,509 of Petersburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Petersburg, the largest forensic nursing school, by student population, is Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools. Approximately 144 students graduated in 2010 from Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools with credentials in forensic nursing.
A total of 153 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing from forensic nursing schools in Petersburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Petersburg's forensic nursing schools was $16,799 per year for instate students and $25,133 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Petersburg. And if you live on campus at one of the Petersburg-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $8,050 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Petersburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 5,430 forensic nurses in Virginia. Of these forensic nurses, 1,230 were working in the greater Petersburg area. The number of forensic nurses in Petersburg is expected 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 Petersburg is $92,250 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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