Forensic Nursing in Colorado

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Colorado


Around 1.7% of Colorado's graduates graduate from forensic nursing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,611 forensic nurses graduate from Colorado's 28 forensic nursing schools.

Top Schools

Regis University, which was ranked 35th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a forensic nursing program. It is located in Denver. In 2010, Regis University graduated 685 students from its forensic nursing program. Regis University charged in-state students $30,598 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a forensic nursing program is University of Northern Colorado. University of Northern Colorado, which was ranked 38th in the country in 2010, is located in Greeley. 133 students graduated with degree in forensic nursing from University of Northern Colorado in 2010. University of Northern Colorado charged in-state students $5,997 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Colorado with a forensic nursing program is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, which is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, it was ranked 41st nationwide. In 2010, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs graduated 144 students from its forensic nursing programs. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs charged in-state students $6,029 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Forensic nursing schools in Colorado, charge students an average tuition of $7,458 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,598 per year, or as little as $1,650 per year. In 2010, the forensic nursing schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. Regis University - located in Denver, students are charged $30,598 per year
  2. Colorado Christian University - located in Denver, students are charged $22,040 per year
  3. Platt College - located in Aurora, students are charged $20,490 per year

The forensic nursing schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Colorado were:

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, students are charged $1,650 per year
  2. Aims Community College - located in Greeley, students are charged $2,068 per year
  3. Arapahoe Community College - located in Littleton, students are charged $2,492 per year

A forensic nursing degree from a Colorado school... what next?

A large number of Colorado forensic nursing graduates become forensic nurses. If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Colorado, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 550 Colorado forensic nurses as of 2010. The largest populations of Colorado forensic nurses are working in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 280 forensic nurses
  2. Larimer County - 40 forensic nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of forensic nurses in the state of Colorado will grow to 920. This would require a 13% growth in the profession.

Salary

A forensic nurse in Colorado makes an average of $82,550 per year. In 2010, however, some Colorado forensic nurses earned as little as less than $32,880 per year or as much as more than $136,830 per year. On average a forensic nurse earns the most in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Larimer County - $77,380 per year
  2. Adams County - $71,920 per year

The Colorado counties with the lowest average salary for forensic nurses are:

  1. Adams County - $71,920 per year
  2. Larimer County - $77,380 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in forensic nursing in Colorado and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or nurse practitioning, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Colorado
  • Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Colorado
  • Doctoral Degree in Forensic Nursing in Colorado
  • Certificate in Forensic Nursing in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,020 miles from location Colorado Technical University Online Colorado Springs CO 16.0328 100% 30,924
7,018 miles from location University of Colorado Denver Denver CO 28.3942 41% 23,715
7,019 miles from location Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver CO 19.9884 54% 22,837
7,019 miles from location Front Range Community College Westminster CO 13.185 n/a 18,713
7,019 miles from location Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs CO 12.8957 n/a 13,572
6,995 miles from location University of Northern Colorado Greeley CO 61.9484 42% 12,711
7,019 miles from location Community College of Denver Denver CO 9.24406 n/a 10,918
7,020 miles from location Regis University Denver CO 64.6884 24% 10,874
7,022 miles from location Arapahoe Community College Littleton CO 10.5442 n/a 9,969
7,018 miles from location University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 59.1501 37% 9,733
7,214 miles from location Mesa State College Grand Junction CO 19.6451 51% 7,042
7,016 miles from location Pueblo Community College Pueblo CO 11.594 n/a 6,592
7,013 miles from location Colorado State University-Pueblo Pueblo CO 19.9156 31% 6,443
7,143 miles from location Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs CO 16.5604 n/a 5,741
6,999 miles from location Aims Community College Greeley CO 16.8194 n/a 5,510
7,092 miles from location Adams State College Alamosa CO 50.8968 42% 3,121
7,020 miles from location Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs CO 16.9432 n/a 2,690
7,024 miles from location Colorado Christian University Denver CO 26.2601 50% 2,511
6,915 miles from location Northeastern Junior College Sterling CO 18.6572 n/a 2,497
7,014 miles from location University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus Littleton CO 9.20591 n/a 2,263
0 miles from location Morgan Community College Fort Morgan CO 17.5808 n/a 1,918
7,022 miles from location Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad CO 21.1619 n/a 1,812
6,961 miles from location Otero Junior College La Junta CO 19.2583 n/a 1,660
7,212 miles from location Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely CO 17.2141 n/a 1,375
6,910 miles from location Lamar Community College Lamar CO 14.7336 n/a 1,080
7,018 miles from location Denver School of Nursing Denver CO n/a n/a 408
7,016 miles from location National American University-Denver Denver CO 10.038 n/a 362
7,012 miles from location Platt College Aurora CO 16.6389 100% 180
 

Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Colorado

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Medical and Health Services Managers + 3,110 $95,400 5.1%
2
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 550 $82,550 -54.5%
3
Forensic Science Technicians + 270 $56,680 17.4%
 

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