North Las Vegas, NV (population: 236,574) has three forensic nursing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the highest ranked school in this group with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences). To learn more about forensic nursing programs in North Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of forensic nursing professors at University of Nevada such as Alona Angosta, Carolyn Bailey, Eileen Bauer, Janelle Baugh, Mary Bondmass, and Marcia Clevesy.
Forensic Nursing students from North Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 1,590 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $48,460. Registered nurses in this area earn $72,950/yr and there are 11,590 employed.
North Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 13.497 out of every 1000 jobs in North Las Vegas are held by registered nurses, and 1.847/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 forensic nursing schools with a 100-mile radius of North Las Vegas, 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) for forensic nursing students, with University of Nevada-Las Vegas as the lowest, reported at only $8,166/yr.