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Undergraduate Certificate in
Nursing Forensics


The online nursing forensics certificate is a 12-credit program of study, which may be earned as part of the RN to BSN program or as a stand-alone certificate. To earn this certificate, you must successfully complete a grade of "C" or better in:

  • NURS 409: Introduction to Forensic Nursing
  • NURS 245: Violence and the Impact on Society
  • NURS 410: Forensic Evidence Collection and Preservation
  • NURS 411: Seminar in Forensic Nursing

Course List — Undergraduate Certificate in Nursing Forensics 

Prescribed Courses (12 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Introduction to Forensic Nursing NURS 409 Provides an introduction to the forensic health sciences, forensic nursing, and the nursing role in the scientific investigation of violence.

Prerequisite: NURS 250, NURS 225, NURS 230
3 credits
Violence and the Impact on Society NURS 245 Interdisciplinary discussion of violence and its perpetrators, victims, and impact on society as well as possible solutions for violence reduction. 3 credits
Forensic Evidence Collection and Preservation NURS 410 Examines a forensic nurse's role recognizing injuries/patterns of injury. Evidence collection procedures are examined from collection to courtroom presentation.

Prerequisite or concurrent: NURS 245 and NURS 409
3 credits
Seminar in Forensic Nursing NURS 411 A seminar to discuss the current topics, trends, and research related to forensic nursing, including evidence-based research, public policy issues, media-related events, regulatory considerations, professional responsibilities, and career planning.

Prerequisite or concurrent: NURS 410
3 credits

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