Shepherdstown has a total population of 803 and a student population of 4,256. Of these students, 4,256 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
The largest forensic nursing school in Shepherdstown, by student population, is Shepherd University. In 2010, approximately 70 students graduated from the Forensic Nursing program at Shepherd University.
A reported 70 students graduated with credentials in forensic nursing in Shepherdstown in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Shepherdstown's forensic nursing schools was $15,562 per year for instate students and $23,902 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a forensic nursing program in Shepherdstown. And if you live on campus at one of the Shepherdstown-based forensic nursing schools, you will have an added expense of $7,228 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Shepherdstown after graduating from forensic nursing school, you should know that job prospects for forensic nurses in Shepherdstown, which is the most popular forensic nursing profession, are average. In 2010, of the 1,800 forensic nurses in West Virginia, 5,220 were working in the greater Shepherdstown area. The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Shepherdstown will 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 Shepherdstown is $95,620 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for forensic nurses.
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