Wise has a general population of 3,255 and an overall student population of 2,015. Approximately 2,015 of Wise's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Wise's largest forensic nursing school is The University of Virginia's College at Wise. In 2010, The University of Virginia's College at Wise graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 9 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Wise in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,550 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Wise forensic nursing schools was an average of $30,078 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $788 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Wise. And if you live on campus at one of the Wise-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,323 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,098.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Wise, your job prospects are good. There were 5,430 forensic nurses working in Virginia and 210 working in the greater Wise area in 2010. Wise'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.
As a forensic nurse in Wise, you can expect to make an average salary of $66,920 per year. This is lower than the average salary for forensic nurses in the state.