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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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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:

Care Management

  • Life Care Planner
  • Case Manager
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Medicare Set Aside Coordinator

Interpersonal Violence

  • 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, legal nurse consulting, domestic violence intervention, life care planning, sexual assault examination, case management, mass disaster response, and death investigation.

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing

In addition to or instead of pursuing your MSN in forensic nursing, you may earn 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.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires that we disclose certain information about academic programs that do not lead to a degree (e.g., certificate programs) but that prepare a student for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing at Monmouth University is defined as a gainful employment program. Click here to review the required disclosures. Should you require additional information about these gainful employment disclosures, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

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