Washington contains 40 schools that offer forensic nursing programs. Seattle University, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in WA, has a total student population of 7,751 and is the 169th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 40 forensic nursing schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr), with Bellevue College as the lowest recorded at only $4,749/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 9,710 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $44,400. Registered nurses in this state earn $72,450/yr and there are 54,260 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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