Forensic Nursing in Georgia

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Georgia

Each year, roughly 1.5% of Georgia students graduate with degrees in forensic nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 3,778 forensic nurses graduate from Georgia's 38 forensic nursing schools.

Top Schools

Emory University, which is located in Atlanta, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 118 students graduated from Emory University's forensic nursing program. Students at Emory University paid $39,158 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Georgia with a forensic nursing program is Georgia State University, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. In 2010, Georgia State University graduated 157 students from its forensic nursing program. Students at Georgia State University paid $8,698 per year in tuition fees.

Mercer University, which is located in Macon, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 34th in the country in 2010. 126 students graduated with degree in forensic nursing from Mercer University in 2010. Mercer University charged in-state students $30,560 in tuition fees per year.


Forensic nursing schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $7,577 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,158 per year, or as little as $1,863 per year. The Georgia forensic nursing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. Berry College - located in Mount Berry, students are charged $24,620 per year

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

  1. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Georgia Highlands College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,237 per year
  3. Georgia Northwestern Technical College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,268 per year

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

The highest percentage of forensic nursing graduates in Georgia pursue careers as a forensic nurse. If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,740 Georgia forensic nurses as of 2010. The Georgia counties with the largest populations of forensic nurses are:

  1. Barrow County - 1,600 forensic nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Georgia will shrink by -4%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,020 forensic nurses working in Georgia.


On average, a forensic nurse earns a salary of $98,580 per year in Georgia state. However, Georgia forensic nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $65,210 per year to more than $134,690 per year in 2010. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for forensic nurses:

  1. Barrow County - $99,570 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia 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 Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,895 miles from location Georgia Perimeter College Decatur GA 16.7262 58% 24,549
5,915 miles from location Kennesaw State University Kennesaw GA 60.8852 56% 22,389
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,704 miles from location South University-Savannah Savannah GA 17.3865 44% 13,179
5,899 miles from location Emory University Atlanta GA 86.1612 28% 12,930
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,943 miles from location University of West Georgia Carrollton GA 56.8754 57% 11,500
5,930 miles from location Columbus State University Columbus GA 24.244 61% 8,178
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,707 miles from location Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah GA 55.7086 61% 7,538
5,948 miles from location West Georgia Technical College Waco GA 14.9188 n/a 7,313
5,765 miles from location Augusta State University Augusta GA 51.0634 68% 7,061
5,833 miles from location Georgia College & State University Milledgeville GA 63.1655 48% 6,633
5,861 miles from location Macon State College Macon GA 9.40475 n/a 6,615
0 miles from location Clayton State University Morrow GA 21.8026 53% 6,587
5,949 miles from location Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome GA 15.91 n/a 5,994
5,884 miles from location Darton College Albany GA 11.5575 n/a 5,854
5,941 miles from location Dalton State College Dalton GA 15.0432 n/a 5,722
5,882 miles from location North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega GA 27.7495 53% 5,652
5,951 miles from location Georgia Highlands College Rome GA 15.0481 100% 5,219
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,886 miles from location Gordon College Barnesville GA 15.3212 74% 4,545
5,880 miles from location Albany State University Albany GA 26.6919 38% 4,473
5,932 miles from location Columbus Technical College Columbus GA 11.0556 n/a 4,172
5,837 miles from location Middle Georgia College Cochran GA 18.4475 59% 3,614
5,901 miles from location Bainbridge College Bainbridge GA 14.7401 65% 3,558
5,843 miles from location Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton GA 20.9039 87% 3,327
5,722 miles from location College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick GA 6.56276 n/a 3,080
5,887 miles from location Georgia Southwestern State University Americus GA 23.3063 52% 2,903
5,872 miles from location Brenau University Gainesville GA 54.8741 12% 2,760
5,763 miles from location Medical College of Georgia Augusta GA 0.865177 n/a 2,515
5,804 miles from location South Georgia College Douglas GA 18.7999 100% 2,000
5,950 miles from location Berry College Mount Berry GA 63.3969 35% 1,922
5,866 miles from location Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville GA 14.2445 n/a 1,721
5,900 miles from location University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus Atlanta GA 8.56179 n/a 1,568
5,938 miles from location LaGrange College Lagrange GA 24.6088 26% 1,027
5,707 miles from location University of Phoenix-Savannah Campus Savannah GA 3.55339 n/a 668

Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers + 11,260 $85,570 68.8%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 1,740 $98,580
Forensic Science Technicians + 170 $48,440 -52.8%

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