Post Master’s Certificate in Forensic Nursing
Duquesne University

Program Details

The online Certificate in Forensic Nursing program prepares students for a variety of nursing roles, such as sexual assault nurse, nurse coroner, nurse investigator, forensic psychiatric nurse, forensic correctional/institutional nurse, clinical nurse specialist, legal nurse consultant, and expert witness. Graduates are able to:

  • Apply the principles of law and forensic science to the practice of nursing
  • Develop and incorporate a collaborative approach with other disciplines in planning the care of victims of violence and/or the perpetrator
  • Demonstrate leadership in forensic nursing through active participation in health care policy and professional organizations and by developing roles for forensic nurses in all areas of practice

Requirements

  • BSN from an accredited program
  • MSN, preferred
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • One year full-time work experience, minimum, prior to registration in clinical or specialty courses

School Accreditation Statement

Duquesne University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) — an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Restricted States

Alabama, Louisiana, New York, Tennessee, Washington, Arizona