Nevada contains five schools that offer forensic nursing programs. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in NV, has a total student population of 29,080 and is the 1903rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 forensic nursing schools in Nevada, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nevada State College comes out as the most expensive ($10,150/yr), with Great Basin College as the lowest recorded at only $6,844/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Nevada 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 Nevada alone, there are 2,170 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $47,900. Registered nurses in this state earn $72,940/yr and there are 16,100 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Nevada, the average student population is 3,396 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 786 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,014 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,730, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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