Winchester has a total population of 23,585 and a student population of 3,619. Of these students, 3,619 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Winchester's largest forensic nursing school is Shenandoah University. In 2010, Shenandoah University graduated approximately 83 students from its forensic nursing program.
A reported 83 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Winchester in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,450 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 Winchester. And if you live on campus at one of the Winchester-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $8,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Winchester, your job prospects are good. There were 5,430 forensic nurses working in Virginia and 110 working in the greater Winchester area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 20% in Winchester. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
As a forensic nurse in Winchester, you can expect to make an average salary of $98,460 per year. This is higher than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.