Burbank, CA (population: 103,686) has forty-nine forensic nursing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Forensic Nursing students from Burbank 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 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area alone, there are 2,270 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $57,150. Registered nurses in this area earn $110,080/yr and there are 12,390 employed.
Burbank lies in Los Angeles county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area has 888,960 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $32/hr average worker wage, and a $66,780 average annual salary. Thus, about 14 out of every 1000 jobs in Burbank are held by registered nurses, and 3/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 49 forensic nursing schools with a 100-mile radius of Burbank, only 25 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, St. Francis Career College comes out as the most expensive ($45,682/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Bakersfield College as the lowest, reported at only $3,187/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Burbank|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||6.6 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||7.2 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||12.3 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||14.4 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||15.5 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||15.9 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||18.0 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||18.4 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||24.5 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||24.5 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||25.9 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||29.3 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||29.8 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||32.6 miles|