Wichita, KS (population: 374,803) has two forensic nursing schools within its city limits. Newman University, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 2,557. It is the 569th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College). To learn more about forensic nursing programs in Wichita, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of forensic nursing professors at Newman University such as Carla Lee, Stacy Smith, and Debbie Strickert.
Forensic Nursing students from Wichita 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 Wichita area alone, there are 1,430 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $37,370. Registered nurses in this area earn $53,080/yr and there are 6,090 employed.
Wichita lies in Sedgwick county, which is one of the 67 counties in Kansas. Overall, the Wichita area has 295,670 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $18.81/hr average worker wage, and a $39,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 20.582 out of every 1000 jobs in Wichita are held by registered nurses, and 4.832/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 2 forensic nursing schools in Wichita, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wichita Area Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($22,197/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Newman University as the lowest, reported at only $17,318/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Wichita|
|North Newton||KS||-||1||30.3056||44||26.4 miles|
|El Dorado||KS||-||2||14.14||133||27.6 miles|
|Arkansas City||KS||-||1||16.4747||36||46.5 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||69.4 miles|
|Great Bend||KS||-||1||20.0068||110||90.6 miles|