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

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Geographic Restrictions

Duquesne University is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, W