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Forensic Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing: Forensic Nursing

Forensic nursing is the practice of nursing in which health care and the legal systems intersect. An emerging field, forensic nursing encompasses a body of specialized knowledge that serves a unique and critical role in the health care and judicial systems.

As a registered forensic nurse, you’ll collaborate with the field of law to apply nursing science to public and legal proceedings ― protecting, promoting, and optimizing health by providing services to individuals while consulting with health care providers, the insurance sector, attorneys, and law-related agencies.

Monmouth is proud to be one of few schools in the nation to offer this program. This dynamic field allows specialization such as:

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
  • Child or Elder Abuse
  • Death Investigator
  • Correctional Facility Registered Nurse

Our fully online program will prepare you to work in a variety of areas including child/elder abuse, domestic violence intervention, sexual assault examination, and death investigation.

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing

We also offer a 24-credit Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing. Designed for nurses who have a bachelor’s degree, the curriculum includes 15 credits of Forensic Concentration and 9 credits of Nursing Specialty.