Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has sixteen forensic nursing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 5,366. It is the 603rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about forensic nursing programs in Virginia Beach, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of forensic nursing professors at Virginia State University such as Karen Faison, and Francis Montegue.
Forensic Nursing students from Virginia Beach 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 Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 4,280 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $35,900. Registered nurses in this area earn $60,390/yr and there are 12,540 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.052 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by registered nurses, and 5.824/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 16 forensic nursing schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk comes out as the most expensive ($22,793/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Roanoke-Chowan Community College as the lowest, reported at only $1,414/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|