New Mexico contains sixteen schools that offer forensic nursing programs. Navajo Technical College, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in NM, has a total student population of 751 and is the 1715th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 16 forensic nursing schools in New Mexico, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque comes out as the most expensive ($22,907/yr), with Navajo Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $2,488/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from New Mexico 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 New Mexico alone, there are 4,840 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $49,760. Registered nurses in this state earn $63,550/yr and there are 12,340 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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