Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has three forensic nursing schools within its city limits. Sanford-Brown Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 875. It is the 3701st highest ranked school in the USA and the 188th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Forensic Nursing students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 2,790 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $40,140. Registered nurses in this area earn $61,410/yr and there are 11,940 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 21 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by registered nurses, and 5/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 forensic nursing schools in Jacksonville, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-North Florida Campus comes out as the most expensive ($23,635/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Sanford-Brown Institute as the lowest, reported at only $18,359/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|