South Dakota contains nine schools that offer forensic nursing programs. Augustana College, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in SD, has a total student population of 1,793 and is the 218th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 forensic nursing schools in South Dakota, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Presentation College comes out as the most expensive ($17,439/yr), with Oglala Lakota College as the lowest recorded at only $4,871/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from South Dakota 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 South Dakota alone, there are 1,960 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $33,390. Registered nurses in this state earn $53,520/yr and there are 10,530 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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