Alaska contains two schools that offer forensic nursing programs. Alaska Vocational Technical Center, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in AK, has a total student population of 820 and is the 871st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Alaska, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Southeast comes out as the most expensive ($9,482/yr), with Alaska Vocational Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $4,090/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Alaska schools who go on to become forensic nurses, forensic accountants, forensics specialists, crime scene forensics specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alaska alone, there are 590 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $46,500. Registered nurses in this state earn $74,970/yr and there are 5,010 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Alaska, the average student population is 3,367 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 486 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,905 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,464, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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