Certificate in Nursing Forensics
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The online Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing Forensics from Pennsylvania State University provides students with specialized knowledge of the legal system and skills in injury identification, evaluation, and documentation, allowing them to assume critical roles in determining the legal outcome of traumatic events. Courses cover foundational topics in forensic nursing, including:

  • Evidence collection and preservation
  • ​Forensic documentation
  • ​The recognition of domestic violence, assault, and stalking
  • ​Legal and ethical issues


  • Must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED
  • Currently licensed registered nurse

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education