Florida contains 89 schools that offer forensic nursing programs. University of Miami, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in FL, has a total student population of 15,629 and is the 69th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 89 forensic nursing schools in Florida, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Herzing College comes out as the most expensive ($28,998/yr), with Washington-Holmes Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $875/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Florida 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 Florida alone, there are 43,350 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $39,910. Registered nurses in this state earn $62,270/yr and there are 150,940 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 7625 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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