Virginia contains 38 schools that offer forensic nursing programs. James Madison University, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in VA, has a total student population of 18,971 and is the 72nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 38 forensic nursing schools in Virginia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Shenandoah University comes out as the most expensive ($26,157/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 19,980 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $37,950. Registered nurses in this state earn $63,270/yr and there are 60,230 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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