Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has five forensic nursing schools within its city limits. Platt College, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 456. It is the 2480th highest ranked school in the USA and the 55th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Forensic Nursing students from Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City area alone, there are 5,140 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $33,480. Registered nurses in this area earn $55,180/yr and there are 11,760 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 20.817 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by registered nurses, and 9.107/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 5 forensic nursing schools in Oklahoma City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College comes out as the most expensive ($28,795/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City as the lowest, reported at only $5,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|