With an overall population of 17,254 and a student population of 9,181, approximately 5,951 of Beckley students attend one of Beckley's schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Mountain State University is the largest forensic nursing school in Beckley, based on student population. In 2010, Mountain State University graduated approximately 292 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 292 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Beckley. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in Beckley, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $6,900.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,530 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,116 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,930.
If you plan on staying in Beckley after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Beckley, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are average. There were 1,800 forensic nurses working in West Virginia and 310 working in the greater Beckley area in 2010. The number of forensic nurses in Beckley is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for forensic nurses.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a forensic nurse in Beckley is $66,390 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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