Forensic Nursing in New Mexico

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in New Mexico


Around 2.3% of New Mexico's graduates graduate from forensic nursing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,125 forensic nurses graduate from New Mexico's 24 forensic nursing schools.

Top Schools

New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which is located in Las Cruces, is the top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 39th in the country in 2010. 180 students graduated with a degree in forensic nursing from New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2010. Students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid $5,400 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in New Mexico with a forensic nursing program is University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduated 233 students from its forensic nursing program. Students at University of New Mexico-Main Campus paid $5,506 per year in tuition fees.

Navajo Technical College, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a forensic nursing program. It is located in Crownpoint. In 2010, Navajo Technical College graduated 3 students from its forensic nursing programs. Students at Navajo Technical College paid $1,620 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at New Mexico's forensic nursing schools ranges from $19,344 per year to $814 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,209 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Mexico forensic nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $19,344 per year
  2. National American University-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $12,403 per year
  3. National American University-Rio Rancho - located in Rio Rancho, students are charged $12,403 per year

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

  1. Luna Community College - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $814 per year
  2. Clovis Community College - located in Clovis, students are charged $944 per year
  3. San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year

A forensic nursing degree from a New Mexico school... what next?

The highest percentage of forensic nursing graduates in New Mexico pursue careers as a forensic nurse. If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in New Mexico, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 160 New Mexico forensic nurses as of 2010. The largest populations of New Mexico forensic nurses are working in the following counties:

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of forensic nurses is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 250 forensic nurses working in the New Mexico then.

Salary

A forensic nurse in New Mexico earns $0 per year on average.

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,162 miles from location Carrington College-Albuquerque Albuquerque NM n/a n/a n/a
7,202 miles from location Anamarc College Santa Teresa NM n/a n/a n/a
7,162 miles from location Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque NM 11.3262 n/a 27,999
7,163 miles from location University of New Mexico-Main Campus Albuquerque NM 31.7802 54% 27,241
7,200 miles from location New Mexico State University-Main Campus Las Cruces NM 60.5764 45% 18,526
7,201 miles from location New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Las Cruces NM 9.17134 n/a 9,021
7,225 miles from location San Juan College Farmington NM 10.8764 n/a 8,990
6,986 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus Portales NM 22.1305 52% 4,679
7,121 miles from location Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe NM 9.04201 n/a 4,630
7,158 miles from location University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus Albuquerque NM 15.0679 n/a 4,537
7,062 miles from location Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell NM 13.2979 n/a 4,347
6,974 miles from location Clovis Community College Clovis NM 5.1584 n/a 4,282
7,077 miles from location New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas NM 13.6265 n/a 3,739
7,146 miles from location New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Alamogordo NM 8.00277 n/a 3,641
7,283 miles from location Western New Mexico University Silver City NM 13.5482 n/a 3,370
7,273 miles from location University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus Gallup NM 7.222 n/a 2,839
6,990 miles from location New Mexico Junior College Hobbs NM 15.5192 n/a 2,313
7,121 miles from location Northern New Mexico College Espanola NM 14.3259 n/a 2,066
7,078 miles from location Luna Community College Las Vegas NM 9.23049 n/a 1,791
7,159 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Albuquerque NM 25.16 n/a 1,003
7,239 miles from location Navajo Technical College Crownpoint NM 31.2529 n/a 751
7,159 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque NM 21.2857 100% 722
7,158 miles from location National American University-Albuquerque Albuquerque NM 4.18669 n/a 432
7,162 miles from location National American University-Rio Rancho Rio Rancho NM 10.6625 n/a 226
 

Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Medical and Health Services Managers + 1,390 $102,700 -12.6%
2
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 160 n/a 6.7%
3
Forensic Science Technicians + 60 $47,360 -33.3%
 

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