There are schools offering forensic nursing programs in Georgia!
Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Georgia
Each year, roughly 1.5% of Georgia students graduate with degrees in forensic nursing. In other words, every year an estimated 3,778 forensic nurses graduate from Georgia's 38 forensic nursing schools.
Emory University, which is located in Atlanta, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 118 students graduated from Emory University's forensic nursing program. Students at Emory University paid $39,158 per year in tuition fees.
The second-ranked school in Georgia with a forensic nursing program is Georgia State University, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 32nd nationwide. In 2010, Georgia State University graduated 157 students from its forensic nursing program. Students at Georgia State University paid $8,698 per year in tuition fees.
Mercer University, which is located in Macon, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 34th in the country in 2010. 126 students graduated with degree in forensic nursing from Mercer University in 2010. Mercer University charged in-state students $30,560 in tuition fees per year.
Forensic nursing schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $7,577 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,158 per year, or as little as $1,863 per year. The Georgia forensic nursing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
- Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
- Berry College - located in Mount Berry, students are charged $24,620 per year
The forensic nursing schools in Georgia that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
- Georgia Highlands College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,237 per year
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College - located in Rome, students are charged $2,268 per year
A forensic nursing degree from a Georgia school... what next?
The highest percentage of forensic nursing graduates in Georgia pursue careers as a forensic nurse. If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,740 Georgia forensic nurses as of 2010. The Georgia counties with the largest populations of forensic nurses are:
- Barrow County - 1,600 forensic nurses
The government projects that the number of forensic nurses in Georgia will shrink by -4%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,020 forensic nurses working in Georgia.
On average, a forensic nurse earns a salary of $98,580 per year in Georgia state. However, Georgia forensic nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $65,210 per year to more than $134,690 per year in 2010. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for forensic nurses:
- Barrow County - $99,570 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia 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 Georgia
- Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Georgia
- Master's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Georgia
Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||11,260||$85,570||68.8%|
|Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||1,740||$98,580|
|Forensic Science Technicians||170||$48,440||-52.8%|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
Below are forensic nursing related jobs in Georgia