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Forensic Nursing in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Minnesota

Approximately 2.2% of graduates in of Minnesota receive forensic nursing degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 4,058 forensic nurses graduate from Minnesota's 46 forensic nursing schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Minnesota with a forensic nursing program is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. 274 students graduated with a degree in forensic nursing from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Students at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities paid $12,288 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota with a forensic nursing program is College of Saint Benedict, which is located in Saint Joseph. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, College of Saint Benedict graduated 44 students from its forensic nursing program. The tuition rate at College of Saint Benedict was $32,246 per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a forensic nursing program is Saint Johns University, which is located in Collegeville. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Saint Johns University forensic nursing program. Students at Saint Johns University paid $31,576 per year in tuition fees.


Forensic nursing schools in Minnesota, charge students an average tuition of $12,675 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $36,800 per year, or as little as $4,551 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Minnesota forensic nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. St. Olaf College - located in Northfield, students are charged $36,800 per year
  2. Gustavus Adolphus College - located in Saint Peter, students are charged $33,500 per year
  3. College of Saint Benedict - located in Saint Joseph, students are charged $32,246 per year

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

  1. Anoka-Ramsey Community College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,551 per year
  2. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year
  3. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - located in Cloquet, students are charged $4,770 per year

A forensic nursing degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

The highest percentage of forensic nursing graduates in Minnesota pursue careers as a forensic nurse. 250 forensic nurses were working in Minnesota in 2010. In Minnesota, the largest numbers of forensic nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 220 forensic nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of forensic nurses in the state of Minnesota will grow to 420. This would require a 8% growth in the profession.


A forensic nurse in Minnesota makes an average of $89,040 per year. However, this number is only an average. forensic nurses in Minnesota had varying salaries from $28,330 to $57,800 per year in 2010. A forensic nurse in the following Minnesota counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Anoka County - $90,760 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers 6,180 $99,180 27.4%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 250 $89,040

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