Forensic Nursing in Connecticut

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Connecticut

Each year, roughly 1.6% of Connecticut students graduate with degrees in forensic nursing. That means an estimated 1,321 forensic nurses graduate from Connecticut's 20 forensic nursing schools each year.

Top Schools

Yale University, which is located in New Haven, is the top-ranked school in Connecticut that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 2nd in the country in 2010. 2 students graduated with a degree in forensic nursing from Yale University in 2010. The tuition rate at Yale University was $38,300 per year.

The second-ranked school in Connecticut that has a forensic nursing program is University of Connecticut. University of Connecticut, which was ranked 19th in the country in 2010, is located in Storrs Mansfield. In 2010, 125 students graduated from University of Connecticut forensic nursing program. The tuition rate at University of Connecticut was $10,416 per year.

The third-ranked school in Connecticut that has a forensic nursing program is Fairfield University. Fairfield University, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Fairfield. 133 students graduated with degree in forensic nursing from Fairfield University in 2010. Tuition at Fairfield University was $39,040 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Connecticut's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $15,090 per year, though tuition can range from $39,040 per year to $3,386 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Connecticut forensic nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Fairfield University - located in Fairfield, students are charged $39,040 per year
  2. Yale University - located in New Haven, students are charged $38,300 per year
  3. Quinnipiac University - located in Hamden, students are charged $34,250 per year

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

  1. Norwalk Community College - located in Norwalk, students are charged $3,386 per year
  2. Three Rivers Community College - located in Norwich, students are charged $3,386 per year
  3. Housatonic Community College - located in Bridgeport, students are charged $3,406 per year

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

The highest percentage of forensic nursing graduates in Connecticut pursue careers as a forensic nurse. If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Connecticut, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 180 Connecticut forensic nurses as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Connecticut forensic nurses:

  1. Middlesex County - 80 forensic nurses
  2. Hartford County - 50 forensic nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Connecticut will grow by 4%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 400 forensic nurses working in Connecticut.


On average, a forensic nurse earns a salary of $94,490 per year in Connecticut state. However, Connecticut forensic nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $56,840 per year to more than $109,030 per year in 2010. The counties in Connecticut with the highest average salary for a forensic nurse are:

  1. Hartford County - $109,660 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $81,450 per year

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

  1. Middlesex County - $81,450 per year
  2. Hartford County - $109,660 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Connecticut statistics regarding a career in forensic nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse assisting or nurse practitioning.

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,316 miles from location University of Connecticut Storrs Mansfield CT 81.1342 29% 25,029
5,341 miles from location Central Connecticut State University New Britain CT 61.3421 35% 12,461
5,345 miles from location Southern Connecticut State University New Haven CT 26.7526 31% 11,815
5,344 miles from location Yale University New Haven CT 98.1624 68% 11,593
5,343 miles from location Quinnipiac University Hamden CT 68.9993 17% 7,758
5,340 miles from location University of Hartford W Hartford CT 29.8145 15% 7,212
5,343 miles from location Gateway Community College New Haven CT 8.87725 n/a 6,847
5,354 miles from location Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury CT 8.54755 n/a 6,725
5,368 miles from location Norwalk Community College Norwalk CT 9.78902 n/a 6,685
5,371 miles from location Western Connecticut State University Danbury CT 56.3583 39% 6,617
5,358 miles from location Sacred Heart University Bridgeport CT 30.6854 20% 6,023
5,355 miles from location Housatonic Community College Bridgeport CT 7.60466 n/a 5,609
5,358 miles from location Fairfield University Fairfield CT 72.6181 17% 5,074
5,305 miles from location Three Rivers Community College Norwich CT 9.14921 n/a 4,561
5,337 miles from location Capital Community College Hartford CT 7.14867 n/a 4,280
5,334 miles from location Goodwin College East Hartford CT 13.58 n/a 2,083
5,340 miles from location Saint Joseph College W Hartford CT 22.9571 19% 1,935
5,359 miles from location Northwestern Connecticut Community College Winsted CT 8.5783 n/a 1,711
5,356 miles from location St Vincent's College Bridgeport CT 22.0815 82% 531
5,354 miles from location Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing Bridgeport CT 36.5016 n/a 151

Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers + 4,700 $107,380 37.8%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 180 $94,490 -81.4%
Forensic Science Technicians + 70 $67,570 40.0%

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