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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.

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    Est. Tuition $4,500

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    Learning Format Online

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    Duration 9-15 months *

    * Duration times can vary talk to your student success coach for more information.
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    Total Units 16 Units

Required Courses

In-Person Online Hybrid Online with Live Sessions
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
Required (14 Units )
Introduction to Forensic Science in Healthcare SettingsThis course examines the basic principles and techniques of forensic sciences.
3 Units
Forensic Approaches to Blunt Force and Firearm InjuriesThis course examines injuries incurred from vehicular trauma, stabbings and firearms and other assaults.
2 Units
Crime Scene Preservation and Death Investigation in Health Care SettingsThis course explores the essential factors of crime scene preservation and application of forensic principles, especially the techniques used by forensic scientists to recognize and manage evidence within healthcare settings.
1 Units
Occupational Considerations in Forensic NursingOccupational injuries and work-related deaths are examined in terms of their medicolegal aspects.
2 Units
Forensic Photography in the Healthcare SettingThis course will introduce students to basic forensic photography theory and practice.
1 Units
Forensic Approaches to Human Abuse InjuriesThis course explores physical injury findings from crimes against individuals.
2 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 Units
Forensic Approaches to Mental Health and Domestic ViolenceExplore the roles of forensic science in mental health and how associated risk factors for domestic violence impact health care, law enforcement, and judicial systems.
1 Units
Choose your Favorite from Elective, One is Required
Elective (2 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 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 Units
Medical EthicsImpact of ethics on clinical decision making, treatment choices and a patient's clinical outcome; the effective tools to help manage a variety of clinical situations, conflicts and cases; and life-and-death issues now being encountered in the increasingly complex health care system.
2 Units

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

Mar29Spring 2021
Mar29Spring 2021
Mar29Spring 2021


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