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Forensic Nursing in Missouri

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Missouri

Around 2.2% of Missouri's graduates graduate from forensic nursing degree programs every year. That means an estimated 4,050 forensic nurses graduate from Missouri's 52 forensic nursing schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Missouri with a forensic nursing program is Webster University, which is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, it was ranked 30th nationwide. In 2010, 64 students graduated from Webster University's forensic nursing program. Tuition at Webster University was $21,748 per year.

Cox College, which is located in Springfield, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 58th in the country in 2010. 102 students graduated with degree in forensic nursing from Cox College in 2010. Students at Cox College paid $11,577 per year in tuition fees.

University of Missouri-Columbia, which is located in Columbia, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 60th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 250 students graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia forensic nursing program. The tuition rate at University of Missouri-Columbia was $8,501 per year.


Forensic nursing schools in Missouri, charge students an average tuition of $9,739 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $32,656 per year, or as little as $1,704 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Missouri forensic nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  2. William Jewell College - located in Liberty, students are charged $28,450 per year
  3. Research College of Nursing - located in Kansas City, students are charged $27,350 per year

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

  1. East Central College - located in Union, students are charged $1,704 per year
  2. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  3. St Charles Community College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $1,920 per year

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

A large number of Missouri forensic nursing graduates become forensic nurses. If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in Missouri, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 210 Missouri forensic nurses as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri forensic nurses:

  1. Bond County - 100 forensic nurses
  2. Franklin County - 60 forensic nurses


A forensic nurse in Missouri makes an average of $57,830 per year. The following counties in Missouri have the highest average salaries for forensic nurses:

  1. Franklin County - $67,050 per year
  2. Bond County - $60,680 per year

On average, forensic nurses earns the least in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Bond County - $60,680 per year
  2. Franklin County - $67,050 per year

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

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Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,390 $77,000 24.0%
Forensic Science Technicians 330 $46,240 73.7%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 210 $57,830 -94.1%

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