Elkins has a general population of 7,032 and an overall student population of 710. Approximately 710 of Elkins's students are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Elkins's largest forensic nursing school is Davis & Elkins College. In 2010, Davis & Elkins College graduated approximately 28 students with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 28 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree in Elkins. If you decide to attend a forensic nursing school in Elkins, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $19,800.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Elkins-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,450 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $24,000.
If you plan on staying in Elkins after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Elkins, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are average. In 2010, there were 1,800 forensic nurses in West Virginia. Of these forensic nurses, 310 were working in the greater Elkins area. The number of forensic nurses in Elkins 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 Elkins is $61,520 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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