Forensic Nursing in Oregon

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Oregon

Around 1.7% of Oregon's graduates graduate from forensic nursing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,397 forensic nurses graduate from Oregon's 21 forensic nursing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oregon that has a forensic nursing program is University of Portland. University of Portland, which was ranked 67th in the country in 2010, is located in Portland. In 2010, 225 students graduated from University of Portland's forensic nursing program. Students at University of Portland paid $33,538 per year in tuition fees.

George Fox University, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oregon that has a forensic nursing program. It is located in Newberg. In 2010, George Fox University graduated 31 students from its forensic nursing program. Students at George Fox University paid $27,970 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Oregon with a forensic nursing program is ITT Technical Institute-Portland, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 72nd nationwide. The tuition rate at ITT Technical Institute-Portland was $18,048 per year.


Forensic nursing schools in Oregon, charge students an average tuition of $7,207 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $33,538 per year, or as little as $2,643 per year. In 2010, the following Oregon forensic nursing schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $33,538 per year
  2. George Fox University - located in Newberg, students are charged $27,970 per year
  3. Concordia University - located in Portland, students are charged $24,114 per year

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

  1. Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, students are charged $2,643 per year
  2. Clatsop Community College - located in Astoria, students are charged $2,952 per year
  3. Rogue Community College - located in Grants Pass, students are charged $2,994 per year

A forensic nursing degree from an Oregon school... what next?

A large number of Oregon forensic nursing graduates become forensic nurses. Oregon had 410 forensic nurses in 2010. In Oregon, the largest numbers of forensic nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 300 forensic nurses
  2. Deschutes County - 40 forensic nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Oregon will grow by 20%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 550 forensic nurses working in Oregon.


On average, forensic nurses earn $61,430 per year. However, Oregon forensic nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $31,400 per year to more than $92,550 per year in 2010. The following counties in Oregon have the highest average salaries for forensic nurses:

  1. Clackamas County - $65,730 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Oregon statistics regarding a career in forensic nursing. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Oregon
  • Doctoral Degree in Forensic Nursing in Oregon
  • Certificate in Forensic Nursing in Oregon

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,767 miles from location Portland Community College Portland OR 13.6889 n/a 30,161
7,822 miles from location Lane Community College Eugene OR 9.16106 n/a 12,691
7,791 miles from location Chemeketa Community College Salem OR 10.9513 n/a 12,217
7,750 miles from location Mt Hood Community College Gresham OR 12.9715 n/a 8,897
7,763 miles from location Clackamas Community College Oregon City OR 13.6089 n/a 8,145
7,808 miles from location Linn-Benton Community College Albany OR 9.74119 n/a 6,512
7,743 miles from location Central Oregon Community College Bend OR 12.4455 n/a 6,261
7,883 miles from location Rogue Community College Grants Pass OR 9.24822 n/a 5,441
7,763 miles from location University of Portland Portland OR 33.2823 16% 3,706
7,781 miles from location George Fox University Newberg OR 30.8006 39% 3,388
7,859 miles from location Umpqua Community College Roseburg OR 9.14624 n/a 3,209
7,793 miles from location Clatsop Community College Astoria OR 8.95869 n/a 2,836
7,542 miles from location Treasure Valley Community College Ontario OR 12.3871 n/a 2,618
7,763 miles from location Oregon Health & Science University Portland OR 1.93187 n/a 2,583
7,895 miles from location Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay OR 11.4399 n/a 2,206
7,759 miles from location Concordia University Portland OR 21.3662 31% 1,901
7,695 miles from location Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles OR 11.3829 n/a 1,156
7,756 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Portland Portland OR 27.5272 100% 816
7,849 miles from location Oregon Coast Community College South Beach OR 8.30319 n/a 653
7,795 miles from location Linfield College-Adult Degree Program Mcminnville OR 1.14221 n/a 503
7,763 miles from location Linfield College-Nursing & Health Sciences Portland OR 24.4104 n/a 351

Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers + 3,090 $99,200 21.7%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 410 $61,430
Forensic Science Technicians + 220 $57,080 29.4%

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