Honolulu, HI (population: 375,134) has three forensic nursing schools within its city limits. Hawaii Pacific University, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 8,113. It is the 589th highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Hawaii (#1 is University of Hawaii at Manoa). To learn more about forensic nursing programs in Honolulu, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of forensic nursing professors at Hawaii Pacific University such as April Akeo, Dale Allison, Margaret Anderson, Kamomilani Anduha, Mahealani Anduha-Suapaia, and Rosario Augustin.
Forensic Nursing students from Honolulu 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 Honolulu area alone, there are 950 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $45,810. Registered nurses in this area earn $82,150/yr and there are 6,620 employed.
Honolulu lies in Honolulu county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Honolulu area has 430,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 15 out of every 1000 jobs in Honolulu are held by registered nurses, and 2/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 forensic nursing schools in Honolulu, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Hawaii Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,566/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Kapiolani Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,425/yr.