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Forensic Nursing Schools in Kentucky

There are 37 Kentucky schools offering forensic nursing programs. In 2010, 3,338 students graduated from programs at Kentucky forensic nursing schools. 1,795 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 1,093 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 3,130 students graduate from programs in Kentucky in forensic nursing every year. This accounts for 2% of forensic nursing students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 13 students graduated with certificates in forensic nursing, 1,795 with an associate's level degree, 1,093 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 426 with a master's level degree, and 11 with a doctorate level degree.

37 forensic nursing schools are in Kentucky. And out of these, 13 schools are private, while 24 schools are public. While tuition at a public forensic nursing school varies from $5,720 to $8,610, private forensic nursing school tuition varies from $910 to $30,310.

Average tuition for programs in forensic nursing is $10,232. While the highest tuition for programs in forensic nursing, which is $30,310 each year, is at Bellarmine University, the lowest tuition in this Appalachian state, which is $910 each year, is at Berea College.

Kentucky forensic nursing schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Forensic Nursing Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

On average, 3,130 students graduate from programs in Kentucky in forensic nursing every year. This accounts for 2% of forensic nursing students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 13 students graduated with certificates in forensic nursing, 1,795 with an associate's level degree, 1,093 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 426 with a master's level degree, and 11 with a doctorate level degree.

Forensic Nursing Program Completions in Kentucky 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 9
  • Certificate 2007: 130
  • Certificate 2008: 179
  • Certificate 2009: 21
  • Certificate 2010: 13
  • Associate 2006: 1357
  • Associate 2007: 1463
  • Associate 2008: 1476
  • Associate 2009: 1599
  • Associate 2010: 1795
  • Bachelor 2006: 908
  • Bachelor 2007: 912
  • Bachelor 2008: 1066
  • Bachelor 2009: 1045
  • Bachelor 2010: 1093
  • Master 2006: 213
  • Master 2007: 227
  • Master 2008: 202
  • Master 2009: 425
  • Master 2010: 426
  • Doctorate 2006: 0
  • Doctorate 2007: 0
  • Doctorate 2008: 0
  • Doctorate 2009: 0
  • Doctorate 2010: 11

Forensic Nursing Program Availability in Kentucky

Kentucky schools offer a total of 55 forensic nursing programs. Of these programs, around 49.1% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Forensic Nursing Program Availability in Kentucky

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 27
  • Bachelor: 15
  • Master: 9
  • Doctorate: 1

Career Trends

Clinical Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Clinical Nurse Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 40630
  • 25th Percentile: 46780
  • Median: 56090
  • 75th Percentile: 66160
  • 90th Percentile: 75630

Nurse Practitioners — Salary by Percentile

Nurse Practitioners — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27990
  • 25th Percentile: 34250
  • Median: 50880
  • 75th Percentile: 80630
  • 90th Percentile: 101140

Career Trends

Clinical Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

Clinical Nurse Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50400
  • Median Salary 2007: 53250
  • Median Salary 2008: 54940
  • Median Salary 2009: 56160
  • Median Salary 2010: 56090
  • Total Employed 2006: 38120
  • Total Employed 2007: 39120
  • Total Employed 2008: 41080
  • Total Employed 2009: 43250
  • Total Employed 2010: 44920

Nurse Practitioners — Employment Trend

Nurse Practitioners — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34540
  • Median Salary 2007: 35300
  • Median Salary 2008: 36620
  • Median Salary 2009: 40310
  • Median Salary 2010: 50880
  • Total Employed 2006: 600
  • Total Employed 2007: 540
  • Total Employed 2008: 530
  • Total Employed 2009: 260
  • Total Employed 2010: 280

Kentucky vs National Forensic Nursing Employment

Kentucky vs National Forensic Nursing Employment

  • Employed in Kentucky: 1.667% (45200)

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1. The Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing

195 School Street
Hyden, KY 41749
(606) 672-2312x5214

The Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing is in Hyden, Kentucky, where students can enjoy a rural setting. FNU offers three forensic nursing programs. Of those, this school offers students one forensic nursing certificate, one degree at the master's level in forensic nursing, and one forensic nursing degree at the doctorate level. Frontier is one of 2 nursing schools in Kentucky. FNU is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering programs in forensic nursing.

2. Bellarmine University

2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205-0671
(502) 272-8000

Bellarmine University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Louisville, KY. It offers two programs in forensic nursing. Specifically, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in forensic nursing by this school and one master's level degree in forensic nursing. This school is a 4-year institution.

3. Ashland Community and Technical College

1400 College Drive
Ashland, KY 41101-3683
(606) 326-2000

Ashland Community and Technical College is near the center of the city and it offers one forensic nursing program. This school is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this technical college is the largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing.

4. Hopkinsville Community College

720 North Dr
Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2100
(270) 707-3700

Hopkinsville Community College offers one forensic nursing program. 3,865 students seek degrees in 24 programs at this college, overall.

5. Hazard Community and Technical College

One Community College Drive
Hazard, KY 41701-2402
(606) 487-3503

Hazard Community and Technical College offers one forensic nursing program and this school, which is very close to Hazard, Kentucky, is in a rural area. It is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky.

6. Pikeville College

147 Sycamore St
Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 218-5250

Pikeville College offers one program in forensic nursing. This school is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in Kentucky. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing programs.

7. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

600 College Street Rd
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-3081
(270) 769-2371

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is 1.3 miles from the center of the city and this school offers one forensic nursing program. It is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky.

8. Gateway Community and Technical College

500 Technology Way
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 441-4500

Gateway Community and Technical College offers one forensic nursing program and this school is in the suburbs of Florence, Kentucky. This technical college is a public 2-year institution.

9. Midway College

512 E. Stephens St
Midway, KY 40347-1120
(859) 846-4421

Midway College, which is very close to Midway, Kentucky, is located in a rural setting. It offers two forensic nursing programs. More specifically, this school offers students one degree at the associate's level in forensic nursing and one forensic nursing degree at the bachelor's level. Overall, 1,606 students seek degrees in 27 programs at this liberal arts college. This school is the third largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing in terms of programs.

10. Madisonville Community College

2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY 42431-9199
(270) 821-2250

Madisonville Community College offers one program in forensic nursing. It is one of 4 community colleges in Kentucky.

11. ITT Technical Institute - Louisville

9500 Ormsby Station Road- Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 327-7424

ITT Technical Institute-Louisville is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT is in the suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky. It is one of several campuses. This specialized school offers ten associates level degrees and six bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 993 students sought degrees from the 14 programs at this technical college. It offers subjects such as animation, business, and criminal justice. It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. It is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky.

12. Bluegrass Community and Technical College

470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 246-6200

Bluegrass Community and Technical College offers one program in forensic nursing and this school, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Lexington, KY. Overall, 14,164 students seek degrees in 64 programs at this school. In terms of programs, it is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing.

13. Spencerian College

4627 Dixie Hwy
Louisville, KY 40216
(502) 447-1000

Spencerian College offers one program in forensic nursing and this school is in the suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky. This small school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

14. The Galen College of Nursing - Louisville

1031 Zorn Avenue - Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 410-6200

The Galen College of Nursing-Louisville is 3.7 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one forensic nursing program. Overall, 948 students seek degrees in two Galen College of Nursing-Louisville programs.

15. Kentucky State University

400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601-2355
(502) 597-6000

Kentucky State University is in town of Frankfort, Kentucky. It offers two forensic nursing programs. Out of those, this school offers students one associate's level forensic nursing degree and one forensic nursing degree at the bachelor's level. It is one of 15 liberal arts colleges in Kentucky. KSU is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing programs.

16. Owensboro Community and Technical College

4800 New Hartford Rd
Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 686-4400

Owensboro Community and Technical College is near the center of the city and it offers one program in forensic nursing. 7,055 students seek degrees in 39 Owensboro Community and Technical College programs, overall.

17. National College - Lexington

2376 Sir Barton Way
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 253-0621

Founded in 1941, National College-Lexington is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is near Lexington, is located in a rural area. National is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects including healthcare management and healthcare administration. It offers 13 certificates, 12 degrees at the associates level, and four bachelors level degrees to students. 2,418 students pursued degrees from the 24 programs at this small school in 2010. It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

18. Beckfield College - Florence

16 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
(859) 371-9393x129

Beckfield College-Florence is in the suburbs of Florence, Kentucky and it offers one forensic nursing program.

19. Kentucky Christian University

100 Academic Pkwy
Grayson, KY 41143-1199
(606) 474-3000

Kentucky Christian University offers one program in forensic nursing and KCU is in Grayson, KY. Overall, 651 students pursue degrees in 21 Kentucky Christian University programs. In terms of programs, it is the fourth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing.

20. Maysville Community and Technical College

1755 U.S. Hwy 68
Maysville, KY 41056
(606) 759-7141x66242

Maysville Community and Technical College is located in Maysville, Kentucky, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this school offers one forensic nursing program. This school is one of 14 technical colleges in Kentucky.

21. West Kentucky Community and Technical College

4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, KY 42002-7380
(270) 554-9200x0

West Kentucky Community and Technical College offers one forensic nursing program and it is located in town of Paducah, Kentucky. It is a public 2-year institution.

22. Bowling Green Technical College

1845 Loop Dr
Bowling Green, KY 42101-3601
(270) 901-1000

Bowling Green Technical College is 1.6 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in forensic nursing. Overall, 5,128 students seek degrees in 31 Bowling Green Technical College programs.

23. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

700 College Rd
Cumberland, KY 40823
(606) 589-2145

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is in town of Cumberland, Kentucky and it offers one forensic nursing program. Overall, 5,189 students pursue degrees in 28 Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College programs.

24. Berea College

101 Chestnut Street
Berea, KY 40404-2182
(859) 985-3000

Berea College offers one forensic nursing program. It is a 4-year institution.

25. Thomas More College

333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017-3495
(859) 341-5800

Thomas More College offers one forensic nursing program and this school is located in the suburbs of Crestview Hills, Kentucky. It is a 4-year institution.

26. Big Sandy Community and Technical College

One Bert Combs Dr
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-3863x0

Big Sandy Community and Technical College is in Prestonsburg, KY and this school offers one forensic nursing program. This school is a public 2-year institution.

27. Henderson Community College

2660 S Green St
Henderson, KY 42420-4699
(270) 827-1867

Henderson Community College, which is very close to Henderson, Kentucky, is located in a rural setting and it offers one program in forensic nursing. This community college is one of 4 community colleges in Kentucky.

28. Somerset Community College

808 Monticello Street
Somerset, KY 42501-2973
(877) 629-9722

Somerset Community College offers one program in forensic nursing. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing.

29. Spalding University

845 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203-2188
(502) 585-9911

Spalding University, which is 0.7 miles from the center of the city, is located in Louisville, KY. Spalding offers three forensic nursing programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in forensic nursing by Spalding, one bachelor's level forensic nursing degree, and one degree at the master's level in forensic nursing. Overall, 2,346 students pursue degrees in 42 programs at Spalding. Spalding is the second oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing programs.

30. Northern Kentucky University

Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
(859) 572-5100

Northern Kentucky University offers two forensic nursing programs. Of those, this school offers students one bachelor's level forensic nursing degree and one master's level degree in forensic nursing. It is located in the suburbs of Highland Heights, Kentucky. It is one of 24 public post-secondary institutions in Kentucky.

31. The University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0032
(859) 257-9000

The University of Kentucky is in the center of Lexington. It offers two forensic nursing programs. More specifically, it offers students one bachelor's level forensic nursing degree and one degree at the master's level in forensic nursing. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing in terms of programs.

32. Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
(270) 745-0111

Western Kentucky University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Bowling Green, KY. This university offers three programs in forensic nursing. Of those, this large university offers one associate's level forensic nursing degree to students, one degree at the bachelor's level in forensic nursing, and one degree at the master's level in forensic nursing. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of enrollment, WKU ranks third in the state of Kentucky.

33. Morehead State University

University Blvd
Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 783-2221

Morehead State University offers two programs in forensic nursing. More specifically, it offers one associate's level degree in forensic nursing to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in forensic nursing. MSU is one of 24 public post-secondary institutions in Kentucky. MSU is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing in terms of programs.

34. The University of Louisville

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292-0001
(502) 852-5555

The University of Louisville is near the heart of downtown. This university offers two forensic nursing programs. Of those, students are offered one bachelor's level degree in forensic nursing by this university and one degree at the master's level in forensic nursing. 21,234 students pursue degrees in 153 University of Louisville programs, overall. It is the oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering programs in forensic nursing.

35. Campbellsville University

1 University Dr
Campbellsville, KY 42718-2799
(270) 789-5000x5000

Campbellsville University offers one program in forensic nursing. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering programs in forensic nursing.

36. Murray State University

218 Wells Hall
Murray, KY 42071-3318
(270) 809-3011

Murray State University offers two programs in forensic nursing. Out of those, it offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in forensic nursing and one master's level forensic nursing degree. Overall, 10,412 students pursue degrees in 106 MSU programs. MSU is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing.

37. Saint Catharine College

2735 Bardstown Rd
St. Catharine, KY 40061
(859) 336-5082

Saint Catharine College, which is very close to St. Catharine, Kentucky, is located in a rural area. This school offers two programs in forensic nursing. Of those, this very small school offers students one degree at the associate's level in forensic nursing and one bachelor's level degree in forensic nursing. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of Kentucky offering forensic nursing programs.

38. Eastern Kentucky University

521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
(859) 622-1000

Eastern Kentucky University is located in town of Richmond, Kentucky. Eastern offers four forensic nursing programs. Of those, it offers one certificate in forensic nursing to students, one forensic nursing degree at the associate's level, one forensic nursing degree at the bachelor's level, and one forensic nursing degree at the master's level. 16,567 students seek degrees in 144 programs at EKU, overall.

39. Jefferson Community and Technical College

109 E Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202-2005
(502) 213-4000

Jefferson Community and Technical College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Louisville, KY and this school offers one program in forensic nursing. Overall, 15,258 students pursue degrees in 67 programs at this school.

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