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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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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