With an overall population of 71,845 and a student population of 5,297, approximately 4,724 of Yakima students attend one of Yakima's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Yakima's largest forensic nursing school is Yakima Valley Community College. In 2010, Yakima Valley Community College graduated approximately 62 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
A reported 62 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Yakima in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Yakima's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average of $9,619 per year in instate tuition and $10,009 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $2,915 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,105.
If you plan on staying in Yakima after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Yakima, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are good. In 2010, there were 4,280 forensic nurses in Washington State. Of these forensic nurses, 120 were working in the greater Yakima area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Yakima will increase by 21% 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 Yakima is $85,540 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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