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.
Duration times can vary talk to your student success coach for more information.
Total Units 16 Units
How to collect forensic evidence
How to communicate with the various members of the multidisciplinary forensic team
Treatment for triage and emergency intervention for patients who exhibit potential forensic issues
Basic policies and procedures required for conducting sexual assault examinations
The social and political implications of escalating violence
Other licensed medical professionals
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet ONE of the following minimum requirements:
Licensed vocational nurse or equivalent
SANE certified nurse
ELECTIVE UNITS: Current SANE certification may be acceptable in lieu of university/college-level credit. A copy of your certification will be required. Please contact the Extension program coordinator for additional details.
UCR Extension is an accredited provider of California Board of Registered Nursing credit.
All courses provide California Board of Registered Nursing continuing education credit.
Registered Nurse continuing education totaling 20 hours or more may be acceptable in lieu of university/college level credit. These hours may be a combination of professional meetings, SANE training and other workshops where continuing education was earned.
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.
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.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your eduction, life and work schedules.