Rock Springs has a total population of 18,708 and a student population of 4,079. Of these students, 4,079 are enrolled in schools that offer forensic nursing programs.
Rock Springs's largest forensic nursing school is Western Wyoming Community College. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from Western Wyoming Community College with credentials in forensic nursing.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with a forensic nursing degree from one of Rock Springs's forensic nursing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $7,852 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Rock Springs forensic nursing schools was an average of $11,116 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for forensic nursing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,023 per year, on average, for room and board at Rock Springs-based forensic nursing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $4,794.
Many forensic nursing graduates choose to work as forensic nurses after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Rock Springs, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 550 forensic nurses in Wyoming. Of these forensic nurses, 100 were working in the greater Rock Springs area. By the year 2018, the number of forensic nurses is expected to increase by 20% in Rock Springs. 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 Rock Springs is $65,680 per year, which is lower than the average for forensic nurses state-wide.
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