Philadelphia, PA (population: 1,445,993) has seven forensic nursing schools within its city limits. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania. To learn more about forensic nursing programs in Philadelphia, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of forensic nursing professors at University of Pennsylvania such as Ivo Abraham, Cliff Akiyama, Kathy Hutchinson, Sarah Kagen, Barbra Mann-Wall, and Steve McCann.
Forensic Nursing students from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metropolitan area alone, there are 10,930 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $47,560. Registered nurses in this area earn $71,430/yr and there are 42,820 employed.
Philadelphia lies in Philadelphia county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Philadelphia Metropolitan area has 1,832,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $23.24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 23.362 out of every 1000 jobs in Philadelphia are held by registered nurses, and 5.963/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 7 forensic nursing schools in Philadelphia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, La Salle University comes out as the most expensive ($23,579/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Frankford Hospital School of Nursing as the lowest, reported at only $9,578/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Philadelphia|
|Willow Grove||PA||-||3||11.6322||2||9.3 miles|
|Cherry Hill||NJ||67,762||4||25.0729||31||10.3 miles|
|Saint Davids||PA||-||1||63.725||73||13.3 miles|
|Mount Laurel||NJ||-||1||24.9456||10||13.7 miles|
|North Wales||PA||-||1||28.6361||21||16.0 miles|
|New Castle||DE||-||1||19.251||66||33.4 miles|
|West Windsor||NJ||-||1||10.9855||60||33.6 miles|
|Center Valley||PA||-||2||15.5079||66||38.5 miles|
|Mays Landing||NJ||-||1||11.4678||27||44.1 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||44.6 miles|
|East Brunswick||NJ||48,086||0||-||0||47.4 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||48.9 miles|
|Toms River||NJ||131,619||3||29.102||89||51.1 miles|