Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has five forensic nursing schools within its city limits. Galen College of Nursing-Louisville, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 1,087. It is the 1525th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Forensic Nursing students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 3,140 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $37,650. Registered nurses in this area earn $58,800/yr and there are 15,790 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 26.590 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by registered nurses, and 5.279/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 5 forensic nursing schools in Louisville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Louisville Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,363/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Jefferson Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|