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Forensic Nursing Degrees Online

Forensic Nursing Degrees Online

We found 51 nursing schools with Forensic Nursing programs in our database.

Forensic nursing is a relatively new sub-specialty of nursing, and the men and women who work in this career field do so in different settings and in various roles.

In the United States, the most common patient population for forensic nurses to work with is those who have been sexually assaulted.

Forensic nurses are often the ones who interview and examine victims of sexual crimes, collect evidence, collaborate with law enforcement officials and provide expert testimony.

In a 2006 forward to the book, Forensic Nursing: a Handbook for Practice, Vice President Joseph Biden wrote, “Forensic nurses play an integral role in bridging the gap between law and medicine.  They should be in each and every emergency room.” 

There is incredible value to having them there.  Victims of sexual assault suffer physically and psychologically at the hands of their attackers.  Without quality, sensitive health care, they may be forced to wait for long periods of time before they can be seen by already overworked staff.  They can be further traumatized during the invasive medical examinations, interviews, and evidence collection.

List of Forensic Nursing Programs

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Binghamton University

Binghamton, NY

Specialties: Forensic Nursing
Nursing Degrees: Post Masters Certification
Programs: Graduate Certificate in Forensic Health
Accreditation: CCNE: Bachelors Program, CCNE: Masters Program
Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Specialties: Forensic Nursing
Nursing Degrees: RN to MSN
Programs: MSN Forensic Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE: Bachelors Program, CCNE: Masters Program
Cleveland State University

Online: Nursing school offers hybrid or online programs

Specialties: Forensic Nursing
Nursing Degrees: BSN to MSN
Programs: MSN Forensic Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE: Bachelors Program, CCNE: Masters Program
Duquesne University

Online: Nursing school offers hybrid or online programs

Specialties: Forensic Nursing
Nursing Degrees: BSN to MSN, Post Masters Certification
Programs: MSN Forensic Nursing, Post Master's Certificate Forensic Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE: Bachelors Program, CCNE: Masters Program
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Teaneck, NJ

Specialties: Forensic Nursing
Nursing Degrees: BSN to MSN
Programs: MSN Adult Gerontology Forensic Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE: Bachelors Program, CCNE: Masters Program
Fitchburg State University

Online: Nursing school offers hybrid or online programs

Specialties: Forensic Nursing
Nursing Degrees: RN to MSN, Post Masters Certification
Programs: Online MSN Forensic Nursing, Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE: Bachelors Program, CCNE: Masters Program
Governors State University

Online: Nursing school offers hybrid or online programs

Specialties: Forensic Nursing
Nursing Degrees: BSN to MSN
Programs: Forensic Nursing (MSN)
Accreditation: ACEN: Bachelors Program, ACEN: Masters Program
La Roche College

Pittsburgh, PA

Specialties: Forensic Nursing
Nursing Degrees: Post Masters Certification
Programs: Forensic Nursing Certificate Program
Accreditation: ACEN Associate, ACEN: Bachelors Program, ACEN: Masters Program
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 72.73% (2014)
Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ

Specialties: Forensic Nursing
Nursing Degrees: BSN to MSN
Programs: MSN Forensic Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE: Bachelors Program, CCNE: Masters Program
Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

Specialties: Forensic Nursing
Nursing Degrees: Post Baccalaureate Certification
Programs: Undergraduate Certificate Nursing Forensic
Accreditation: CCNE: Bachelors Program, CCNE: Masters Program, ACEN Associate, ACEN: Bachelors Program, ACEN: Masters Program
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 78.89% (2014)
University of Indianapolis

Online: Nursing school offers hybrid or online programs

Specialties: Forensic Nursing
Nursing Degrees: Post Baccalaureate Certification
Programs: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Graduate Certificate
Accreditation: CCNE: Bachelors Program, CCNE: Masters Program, ACEN Associate
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 86.50% (2013)