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The paradigm for Forensic Health Sciences focuses on meeting the needs of victims and perpetrators of violent crime. The model applies clinical and scientific nursing knowledge to the delivery of care for survivors of traumatic injury, victims of violence, or death investigations.

Course Description

According to the World Health Organization, each year over 1.6 million lives are lost secondary to violence. Often, healthcare providers are the first to come into contact with a person who is a victim of violence, trauma, and injury.

Comprehensive forensic healthcare education offers professionals the tools and knowledge to make a difference in their practice, promote collaborative community responses to violence, and design strategies for violence prevention.

Undergraduate and graduate level courses are offered.

Course Curriculum

The Graduate Forensic Nursing Certificate is awarded upon completion of 12 credit hours.
Required Course
  • NURS 6020 Practice Paradigms in Forensic Nursing
Plus three of the following:
  • NURS 6030 Healthcare Policy, Ethics and Legal Aspects of Forensic Nursing
  • NURS 6040 Substance Abuse: Implications for Nursing Practice
  • NURS 6060 Child Maltreatment
  • NURS 6070 The Epidemic of Sexual Assault, Abuse & Exploitation

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Gainful Employment Programs are standalone Title IV-eligible Certificate Programs. Title IV Programs are eligible for Federal Student Aid Grants, Federal Student Aid Loans or Federal Student Aid Work-Study.

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