Tennessee contains 35 schools that offer forensic nursing programs. Vanderbilt University, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in TN, has a total student population of 12,506 and is the 17th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 35 forensic nursing schools in Tennessee, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Martin Methodist College comes out as the most expensive ($25,620/yr), with Walters State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,601/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Tennessee 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 Tennessee alone, there are 24,950 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $35,990. Registered nurses in this state earn $59,520/yr and there are 61,980 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Tennessee, the average student population is 2,002 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 4116 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,154 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,032, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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