Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nurse
East Tennessee State University

Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nurse is an online nursing degree from East Tennessee State University that enhances your expertise in the key specialty of forensics.  Designed with working professionals in mind, this 100% online nursing program features great flexibility and convenience as you work to meet your career goals.  

The goal of this certificate is to expand knowledge beyond training as a sexual assault nurse examiner.  The curriculum looks at how intentional human violence intersects with health care and the criminal justice system, while integrating forensic science and social services. 

Topics covered include:

  • Neurobiology of trauma
  • Dating violence
  • Strangulation
  • Commercial sexual exploitation
  • Perpetrator behaviors
  • Death investigation

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

East Tennessee State University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Requires a BSN degree with an unencumbered RN license
  • Must have two years of nursing clinical experience
  • Must have completed an approved didactic course for sexual assault prerequisite