West Virginia contains nineteen schools that offer forensic nursing programs. West Virginia Wesleyan College, the highest-ranking forensic nursing school in WV, has a total student population of 1,416 and is the 469th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 19 forensic nursing schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Charleston comes out as the most expensive ($24,334/yr), with Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $1,483/yr.
Forensic Nursing students from West 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 West Virginia alone, there are 6,320 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average yearly salary of $32,250. Registered nurses in this state earn $53,030/yr and there are 17,340 employed.
Also, within the forensic nursing schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from forensic nursing, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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