Forensic Nursing in Maine

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Maine


Around 2.5% of Maine's graduates graduate from forensic nursing degree programs every year. Thus, Maine's 12 forensic nursing schools put out approximately 693 forensic nurses each year.

Top Schools

University of Maine, which is located in Orono, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 34th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 98 students graduated from University of Maine's forensic nursing program. The tuition rate at University of Maine was $10,142 per year.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine, which is located in Standish, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 73 students graduated from Saint Joseph's College of Maine forensic nursing program. Saint Joseph's College of Maine charged in-state students $27,345 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Maine with a forensic nursing program is University of Southern Maine, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. 165 students graduated with degree in forensic nursing from University of Southern Maine in 2010. Students at University of Southern Maine paid $8,538 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Maine's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,963 per year, though tuition can range from $29,330 per year to $3,124 per year. In 2010, the following Maine forensic nursing schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of New England - located in Biddeford, students are charged $29,330 per year
  2. Saint Joseph's College of Maine - located in Standish, students are charged $27,345 per year
  3. Husson University - located in Bangor, students are charged $13,450 per year

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

  1. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year
  2. Eastern Maine Community College - located in Bangor, students are charged $3,207 per year
  3. Northern Maine Community College - located in Presque Isle, students are charged $3,223 per year

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

Most people who graduate from forensic nursing school in Maine go on to work as a forensic nurse. If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Maine, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 60 Maine forensic nurses as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Maine forensic nurses:

  1. Cumberland County

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 210 forensic nurses will be working in Maine state. This would require the number of forensic nurses to grow by 8%.

Salary

A forensic nurse in Maine makes an average of $59,120 per year. However, Maine forensic nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $28,170 per year to more than $80,290 per year in 2010. The counties in Maine with the highest average salary for a forensic nurse are:

  1. Cumberland County - $53,080 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,192 miles from location University of Maine Orono ME 66.3523 36% 11,894
5,247 miles from location University of Southern Maine Portland ME 54.9323 27% 9,655
5,245 miles from location Southern Maine Community College South Portland ME 18.7675 60% 6,261
5,236 miles from location University of Maine at Augusta Augusta ME 9.60484 n/a 5,054
5,249 miles from location University of New England Biddeford ME 25.4084 23% 4,493
5,197 miles from location Husson University Bangor ME 50.4991 48% 2,881
5,260 miles from location Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish ME 57.7119 26% 2,727
5,253 miles from location Central Maine Community College Auburn ME 15.4242 n/a 2,720
5,231 miles from location Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield ME 15.6908 n/a 2,298
5,194 miles from location Eastern Maine Community College Bangor ME 24.2105 100% 2,099
5,197 miles from location Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle ME 24.9341 90% 1,129
5,232 miles from location University of Maine at Fort Kent Fort Kent ME 19.2548 n/a 1,126
 

Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Medical and Health Services Managers + 1,550 $79,520 7.6%
2
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 60 $59,120 -71.4%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are forensic nursing related jobs in Maine