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Forensic Nursing in Ohio

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Schools Offering Forensic Nursing Programs in Ohio

Approximately 2.4% of graduates in of Ohio receive forensic nursing degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 8,395 forensic nurses graduate from Ohio's 81 forensic nursing schools.

Top Schools

Ohio State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Ohio that has a forensic nursing program. It is located in Columbus. In 2010, 338 students graduated from Ohio State University-Main Campus' forensic nursing program. Tuition at Ohio State University-Main Campus was $9,420 per year.

The second-ranked school in Ohio that has a forensic nursing program is Case Western Reserve University. Case Western Reserve University, which was ranked 22nd in the country in 2010, is located in Cleveland. In 2010, Case Western Reserve University graduated 68 students from its forensic nursing program. Students at Case Western Reserve University paid $37,648 per year in tuition fees.

Ohio University-Main Campus, which was ranked 22nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Ohio that has a forensic nursing program. It is located in Athens. 156 students graduated with degree in forensic nursing from Ohio University-Main Campus in 2010. Ohio University-Main Campus charged in-state students $9,603 in tuition fees per year.


Forensic nursing schools in Ohio, charge students an average tuition of $11,661 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $37,648 per year, or as little as $1,735 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Ohio forensic nursing schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Case Western Reserve University - located in Cleveland, students are charged $37,648 per year
  2. Ohio Northern University - located in Ada, students are charged $33,099 per year
  3. Xavier University - located in Cincinnati, students are charged $29,970 per year

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

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, students are charged $2,537 per year
  3. Lorain County Community College - located in Elyria, students are charged $2,570 per year

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

A large number of Ohio forensic nursing graduates become forensic nurses. 870 forensic nurses were working in Ohio in 2010. The largest populations of Ohio forensic nurses are working in the following counties:

  1. Dearborn County - 280 forensic nurses
  2. Cuyahoga County - 280 forensic nurses
  3. Delaware County - 140 forensic nurses

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,190 forensic nurses will be working in Ohio state. This would require the number of forensic nurses to grow by 5%.


A forensic nurse in Ohio earns $81,580 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. forensic nurses in Ohio had varying salaries from $50,010 to $115,520 per year in 2010. On average a forensic nurse earns the most in the following Ohio counties:

  1. Dearborn County - $85,070 per year
  2. Cuyahoga County - $81,250 per year
  3. Delaware County - $77,370 per year

The Ohio counties with the lowest average salary for forensic nurses are:

  1. Greene County - $72,380 per year
  2. Delaware County - $77,370 per year
  3. Cuyahoga County - $81,250 per year

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For more data regarding a career in forensic nursing in Ohio and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or nurse practitioning, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Forensic Nursing in Ohio
  • Doctoral Degree in Forensic Nursing in Ohio
  • Certificate in Forensic Nursing in Ohio

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Medical and Health Services Managers 12,300 $84,510 23.2%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 870 $81,580 -31.5%
Forensic Science Technicians 280 $55,000 250.0%

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