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Forensic nursing, like traditional nursing, is divided into several specialty areas such as the sexual assault nurse examiner, crime scene and death investigator, the correctional nurse, and psychiatric nurse. Nurses who have an interest in the forensic aspects of healthcare provide necessary services for the victims of violence. Furthermore, law enforcement and the legal community are now realizing the positive impact forensic nursing is having on case outcomes. The ability to recognize forensic issues and to preserve, document and collect evidence are essential skills of today's healthcare professional.

Note: Estimated tuition reflects new rates in effect starting summer 2024.

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    Est. Tuition $4,800

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    Learning Format Online

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    Duration 9-15 months *

    *Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
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    Total Units 16 Units

Required Courses

Course Formats
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
Required (12.00 Units )
Introduction to Forensic Science in Healthcare SettingsThis course examines the basic principles and techniques of forensic sciences.
3.00 Units
Forensic Approaches to Blunt Force and Firearm InjuriesThis course examines injuries incurred from vehicular trauma, stabbings and firearms and other assaults.
2.00 Units
Occupational Considerations in Forensic NursingOccupational injuries and work-related deaths are examined in terms of their medicolegal aspects.
2.00 Units
Forensic Photography in the Healthcare SettingThis course will introduce students to basic forensic photography theory and practice.
1.00 Units
Sworn Testimony for the Healthcare SpecialistThe basic purpose of using sworn testimony is to assure that the information provided is truthful and as correct as possible, and presented in a manner that is objective, fair and accurate.
2.00 Units
Introduction to Forensic Pathology for Health Care SpecialistsThis course examines the evolution of the present-day forensic pathologist and the role(s) he/she plays in implementing the statutes mandated by law.
2.00 Units
Elective (4.00 Units )
Examination and Care of Sexual Assault Patients: Adult/AdolescentThis comprehensive online course prepares qualified health care professionals to perform forensic evaluations of adult and adolescent, male and female sexual assault victims.
4.00 Units
Forensic Nurse Death InvestigationAccording to the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), the basic educational requirements for didactic education in FNDI is 40 hours.
4.00 Units

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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.

Jul08Summer 2024
Jul29Summer 2024
Aug26Summer 2024

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