Charleston has a total population of 53,421 and a student population of 4,100. Of these students, 1,396 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Charleston's largest forensic nursing school is University of Charleston. Approximately 30 students graduated in 2010 from University of Charleston with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Charleston's forensic nursing schools. In 2009 tuition at forensic nursing schools in Charleston was $24,000 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,937 per year, on average, for room and board at Charleston-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,700.
After graduating with your credentials in forensic nursing, if you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Charleston, your job prospects are average. There were 1,800 forensic nurses working in West Virginia and 300 working in the greater Charleston area in 2010. The number of forensic nurses in Charleston 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 Charleston is $66,630 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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