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Welcome

The resources listed or suggested on these pages are to support both the MS-Nursing (Specialty: Forensic Nursing) and the Forensic Nursing Certificate Programs. The Master of Science in Nursing program is "designed for registered nurses who wish to pursue advanced leadership positions in the community and health care system" while the Certificate Program is designed for "advanced practice nurses who hold a master's degree in nursing to acquire specialization in forensic nursing." Students will be prepared "to deal with 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."

Purpose

As suggested by the Program's purpose and listed on the International Association of Forensic Nursing web site, Forensic Nurses work with:

  • Interpersonal Violence - domestic violence, child & elder abuse, psychosocial abuse, substance abuse, occult/religions
  • Public Health & Safety - environmental hazards, food & drug tampering, illegal abortions, epidemiological issues, tissue/organ donations
  • Emergency/Trauma Nursing - automobile/pedestrian accidents, traumatic injuries, and suicide attempts
  • Patient care Facilities - accidents/injuries/neglect issues, inappropriate treatments or Medications
  • Police & corrections custody abuse


Subject Guide

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