There are schools offering forensic nursing programs in New Mexico!
Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in New Mexico
Around 2.3% of New Mexico's graduates graduate from forensic nursing degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,125 forensic nurses graduate from New Mexico's 24 forensic nursing schools.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus, which is located in Las Cruces, is the top-ranked school in New Mexico that has a forensic nursing program. It received a ranking of 39th in the country in 2010. 180 students graduated with a degree in forensic nursing from New Mexico State University-Main Campus in 2010. Students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus paid $5,400 per year in tuition fees.
The second-ranked school in New Mexico with a forensic nursing program is University of New Mexico-Main Campus, which is located in Albuquerque. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduated 233 students from its forensic nursing program. Students at University of New Mexico-Main Campus paid $5,506 per year in tuition fees.
Navajo Technical College, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New Mexico that has a forensic nursing program. It is located in Crownpoint. In 2010, Navajo Technical College graduated 3 students from its forensic nursing programs. Students at Navajo Technical College paid $1,620 per year in tuition fees.
Tuition at New Mexico's forensic nursing schools ranges from $19,344 per year to $814 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,209 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Mexico forensic nursing schools were charged at the following schools:
- ITT Technical Institute-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $19,344 per year
- National American University-Albuquerque - located in Albuquerque, students are charged $12,403 per year
- National American University-Rio Rancho - located in Rio Rancho, students are charged $12,403 per year
The forensic nursing schools in New Mexico that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- Luna Community College - located in Las Vegas, students are charged $814 per year
- Clovis Community College - located in Clovis, students are charged $944 per year
- San Juan College - located in Farmington, students are charged $1,032 per year
A forensic nursing degree from a New Mexico school... what next?
The highest percentage of forensic nursing graduates in New Mexico pursue careers as a forensic nurse. If you decide to work as a forensic nurse in New Mexico, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 160 New Mexico forensic nurses as of 2010. The largest populations of New Mexico forensic nurses are working in the following counties:
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of forensic nurses is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 250 forensic nurses working in the New Mexico then.
A forensic nurse in New Mexico earns $0 per year on average.
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New Mexico 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 New Mexico
- Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Nursing in New Mexico
- Master's Degree in Forensic Nursing in New Mexico
Curious what studying Forensic Nursing gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in New Mexico
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||1,390||$102,700||-12.6%|
|Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||160||n/a||6.7%|
|Forensic Science Technicians||60||$47,360||-33.3%|
Got your degree? Time to find a job!
Below are forensic nursing related jobs in New Mexico