Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has four forensic nursing schools within its city limits. Seattle University, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 7,751. It is the 169th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus). To learn more about forensic nursing programs in Seattle, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of forensic nursing professors at Seattle University such as Gail Bond, Brenda Broussard, Dian Chase, Terry Cicero, Shala Erlich, and Michelle Filipo.
Forensic Nursing students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 3,190 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $46,660. Registered nurses in this area earn $76,260/yr and there are 24,690 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 17.580 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by registered nurses, and 2.269/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 4 forensic nursing schools in Seattle, none 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) for forensic nursing students, with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|