Fort Dodge, IA has one forensic nursing school within its city limits. Iowa Central Community College has a total student population of 5,905. It is the 3768th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Forensic Nursing students from Fort Dodge 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 Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 830 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $34,870. Registered nurses in this area earn $47,270/yr and there are 2,670 employed.
Fort Dodge lies in Webster county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area has 147,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.78/hr average worker wage, and a $32,810 average annual salary. Thus, about 18.107 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Dodge are held by registered nurses, and 5.653/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Iowa Central Community College ends up costing a student $8,132/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Dodge|
|Storm Lake||IA||-||2||49.0567||85||53.5 miles|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||67.7 miles|
|Des Moines||IA||200,202||10||28.1761||244||69.4 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||87.8 miles|