Portland, OR (population: 573,530) has four forensic nursing schools within its city limits. University of Portland, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 3,706. It is the 1386th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of Oregon (#1 is Reed College). To learn more about forensic nursing programs in Portland, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of forensic nursing professors at University of Portland such as Kathleen Bell, Linda Birenbaum, Karen Cameron, Lori Chorpenning, Susan Decker, and Tricia Gatlin.
Forensic Nursing students from Portland 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 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area alone, there are 1,190 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $46,920. Registered nurses in this area earn $76,010/yr and there are 18,650 employed.
Portland lies in Clackamas county, which is one of the 16 counties in Oregon. Overall, the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-WA area has 993,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.15/hr average worker wage, and a $46,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 18.774 out of every 1000 jobs in Portland are held by registered nurses, and 1.197/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 4 forensic nursing schools in Portland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Portland comes out as the most expensive ($26,906/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Concordia University as the lowest, reported at only $18,362/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Portland|
|Oregon City||OR||-||1||13.6089||75||12.9 miles|
|The Dalles||OR||-||1||11.3829||21||71.8 miles|