Forensic Nursing

As a Forensic Nurse, graduates will focus on meeting the needs of victims and perpetrators of crimes, applying scientific nursing knowledge to the delivery of care for survivors of traumatic injury, victims of violence, or death investigations. The nurse may specialize in such areas as domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and emergency trauma. The forensic nurse may also be involved in conducting crime scene investigations or giving courtroom testimony.  Students graduate with an advanced practice nursing (APN) degree and are eligible to take the adult nurse practitioner certification exam (AANP or ANCC) to become certified as an Adult Primary Care Nurse practitioner with a Forensics specialization.

                                                           
COURSE PLAN: Required Courses

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (42 credits)

 

Nursing Core: 8 credits

 

NURS6600

Intro to Adv. Nursing Philosophies, Theories, Roles & Issues

3
NURS7701

Theory Development and Advanced Research

3
NURS7752

Master's Seminar

2
 

Advanced Nursing Practice: 22 credits

 
NURS7702

Advanced Pathophysiology

3
NURS6620

Advanced Health Assessment

2

NURS6621

Advanced Health Assessment: Practicum

2
NURS6615

Advanced Pharmacology

3
NURS6680

Advanced Nursing: Primary Care I

3
NURS6681

Advanced Nursing: Primary Care I Practicum

1
NURS7728

Advanced Nursing: Primary Care II

3
NURS7729

Advanced Nursing: Primary Care II Practicum

1
NURS7757

Advanced Nursing: Primary Care III

3
NURS7758

Advanced Nursing: Primary Care III Practicum

1
 

Forensics Nursing Specialization: 12 credits

 

CRIM7065

Crime/Victimology/Social Justice

3

CRIM6005

Advanced Criminological Theory

3

CRIM7020

Ethics, Politics and Justice

3

PSYC6231

Psych Bases of Criminal Behavior

3