There are schools offering forensic nursing programs in Washington State!
Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Washington State
Each year, approximately 1.9% of Washington State graduates receive degrees in forensic nursing. That means an estimated 3,172 forensic nurses graduate from Washington State's 42 forensic nursing schools each year.
The top-ranked school in Washington State that has a forensic nursing program is University of Washington-Seattle Campus. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which was ranked 13th in the country in 2010, is located in Seattle. 270 students graduated with a degree in forensic nursing from University of Washington-Seattle Campus in 2010. Students at University of Washington-Seattle Campus paid $8,701 per year in tuition fees.
Washington State University, which was ranked 27th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a forensic nursing program. It is located in Pullman. In 2010, 415 students graduated from Washington State University forensic nursing program. The tuition rate at Washington State University was $9,489 per year.
Seattle University, which is located in Seattle, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 30th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 137 students graduated from Seattle University forensic nursing program. Students at Seattle University paid $30,825 per year in tuition fees.
If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's forensic nursing schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,002 per year, though tuition can range from $30,925 per year to $2,610 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Washington State forensic nursing schools were charged at the following schools:
- Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
- Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year
- Whitworth University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,204 per year
The following Washington State forensic nursing schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
- Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
- Olympic College - located in Bremerton, students are charged $3,006 per year
A forensic nursing degree from a Washington State school... what next?
Most people who graduate from forensic nursing school in Washington State go on to work as a forensic nurse. Washington State had 470 forensic nurses in 2010. The Washington State counties with the largest populations of forensic nurses are:
- King County - 280 forensic nurses
- Spokane County - 60 forensic nurses
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of forensic nurses is expected to grow by 14% by 2018. There are projected to be 680 forensic nurses working in the Washington State then.
A forensic nurse in Washington State earns $73,900 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. forensic nurses in Washington State had varying salaries from $36,480 to $95,450 per year in 2010. The following counties in Washington State have the highest average salaries for forensic nurses:
- King County - $67,800 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State 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 Washington State
- Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Washington State
- Master's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Washington State
- Doctoral Degree in Forensic Nursing in Washington State
Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Washington State
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||5,770||$109,670||118.6%|
|Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||470||$73,900||-57.3%|
|Forensic Science Technicians||140||$54,880||-54.8%|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
Below are forensic nursing related jobs in Washington State