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Forensic Nursing in Arizona

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Arizona

Each year, approximately 1.7% of Arizona graduates receive degrees in forensic nursing. Thus, Arizona's 31 forensic nursing schools put out approximately 3,776 forensic nurses each year.

Top Schools

Northern Arizona University, which was ranked 33rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a forensic nursing program. It is located in Flagstaff. 181 students graduated with a degree in forensic nursing from Northern Arizona University in 2010. Tuition at Northern Arizona University was $7,672 per year.

University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which was ranked 49th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a forensic nursing program. It is located in Phoenix. In 2010, 1 students graduated from University of Phoenix-Online Campus forensic nursing program. The tuition rate at University of Phoenix-Online Campus was $11,520 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona with a forensic nursing program is Arizona State University, which is located in Tempe. In 2010, it was ranked 57th nationwide. 416 students graduated with degree in forensic nursing from Arizona State University in 2010. Students at Arizona State University paid $8,132 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Arizona forensic nursing school, average tuition will be $4,561 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,412 per year to $18,048 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona forensic nursing schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. ITT Technical Institute - located in Phoenix, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Arizona forensic nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year

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

The highest percentage of forensic nursing graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a forensic nurse. Arizona had 520 forensic nurses in 2010. The Arizona counties with the largest populations of forensic nurses are:

  1. Maricopa County - 360 forensic nurses
  2. Pima County - 100 forensic nurses
  3. Apache County - 40 forensic nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Arizona will grow by 7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 1,190 forensic nurses working in Arizona.


On average, forensic nurses earn $60,040 per year. But, salaries for forensic nurses can vary. In 2010, forensic nurses made as little as less than $29,040 per year or as much as more than $95,060 per year in Arizona. On average a forensic nurse earns the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Pima County - $63,340 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $58,600 per year
  3. Apache County - $58,250 per year

A forensic nurse in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Apache County - $58,250 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $58,600 per year
  3. Pima County - $63,340 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers 6,520 $87,380 35.6%
Forensic Science Technicians 680 $54,580 4.6%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 520 $60,040 -76.4%

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