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
|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
|Violence and the Impact on Society||NURS 245||Interdisciplinary discussion of violence, its perpetrators, victims and its impact on society as well as possible solutions for violence reduction.||3 credits|
|Forensic Evidence Collection and Preservation||NURS 410||Examines 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
|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
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.