Prescott Valley, AZ (population: 41,046) has twenty-two forensic nursing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northern Arizona University, the highest ranked school in this group with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 23,597. It is the 225th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arizona. To learn more about forensic nursing programs in Prescott Valley, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of forensic nursing professors at Northern Arizona University such as Angie Golden, and Donna Price.
Forensic Nursing students from Prescott Valley 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 Prescott area alone, there are 260 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $46,010. Registered nurses in this area earn $67,750/yr and there are 1,280 employed.
Prescott Valley lies in Yavapai county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Prescott area has 57,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $36,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 22 out of every 1000 jobs in Prescott Valley are held by registered nurses, and 5/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 22 forensic nursing schools with a 100-mile radius of Prescott Valley, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Online Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,066/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Yavapai College as the lowest, reported at only $4,664/yr.
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