Buffalo, NY (population: 267,037) has three forensic nursing schools within its city limits. D'Youville College, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 2,971. It is the 502nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York). To learn more about forensic nursing programs in Buffalo, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of forensic nursing professors at D'Youville College such as Denise Dunford, Paul Faczeka, Louann Gloekler, Jennifer Guay, Jennifer Jennings, and M King.
Forensic Nursing students from Buffalo 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 Buffalo-Niagara Falls area alone, there are 4,020 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $36,420. Registered nurses in this area earn $61,360/yr and there are 10,800 employed.
Buffalo lies in Erie county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area has 534,300 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.69/hr average worker wage, and a $40,960 average annual salary. Thus, about 20.221 out of every 1000 jobs in Buffalo are held by registered nurses, and 7.530/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 3 forensic nursing schools in Buffalo, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, D'Youville College comes out as the most expensive ($15,445/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Trocaire College as the lowest, reported at only $10,177/yr.