Milwaukee, WI (population: 606,508) has five forensic nursing schools within its city limits. Wisconsin Lutheran College, the highest ranked school in the city with a forensic nursing program, has a total student population of 776. It is the 2070th highest ranked school in the USA and the 30th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Forensic Nursing students from Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area alone, there are 3,010 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $45,700. Registered nurses in this area earn $62,730/yr and there are 18,640 employed.
Milwaukee lies in Milwaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary. Thus, about 22.813 out of every 1000 jobs in Milwaukee are held by registered nurses, and 3.678/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
Of the 5 forensic nursing schools in Milwaukee, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milwaukee School of Engineering comes out as the most expensive ($25,200/yr) for forensic nursing students, with Milwaukee Area Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,574/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Milwaukee|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||4.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||54.7 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||60.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||67.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||68.4 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||68.5 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||69.7 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||71.3 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||73.9 miles|