Fitchburg State University

160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697

Program Details

The online Certificate in Forensic Nursing program provides an opportunity for advanced practice nurses who hold a master’s degree in nursing from accredited programs to acquire specialization in forensic nursing. Graduates are prepared to handle the prevention, scientific investigation, and treatment of victims of trauma and/or death as well as the investigation and treatment of perpetrators of abuse, violence, criminal activity and traumatic accidents.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Certificate
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      21
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
    • In State Rate:
      $177.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $177.00
    • Additional Fees :
      $4,200.00
    • Fees Overview :
      • Educational Services Fee (per credit): $115
      • Technology Fee (per credit): $7
      • Capital Projects Fee (per credit): $20
      • Online Program Fee (per credit): $58
    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $7,917.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $7,917.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      Yes
    • Accelerated Degree:
      No

    Requirements

    • An official transcript as a graduate of an accredited baccalaureate nursing program
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A current US RN license (Applicants who reside and/or work outside the U.S. are not required to hold a US RN license but instead must possess a current license from the country they reside in or in which they will complete clinical coursework hours.)
    • Written two-part essay
    • A Background Check or a CORI (Criminal Offense Record Investigation) may be required by some clinical agencies. The cost of this Background Check/CORI is the responsibility of the student.
    • An alternative portfolio entry pathway is available to the RN, with non-nursing BA/BS degrees

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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