MSN Forensic Nursing
Be connected to something bigger than yourself.
With a graduate degree in forensic nursing from Duquesne’s renowned online program, you’ll feel connected in so many ways. To your patients. To a dynamic team of law enforcement and other legal professionals. And to a strong university community of inspiring faculty and other students who share your passion for making a real impact in the world.
Duquesne University, with its long tradition of academic excellence and community service, is a widely recognized pioneer in online graduate nursing education. Our students and our faculty are passionate about advancing the nursing profession and serious about making a difference in the world.
That's why we designed a program that can help you create the future of forensic nursing.
Our master's in forensic nursing program teaches skills for healing wounds, as well as skills for helping law enforcement and legal professionals do their jobs effectively. In addition, if you are interested in obtaining a doctorate in nursing, our PhD and DNP programs are among the few programs anywhere to offer a forensic focus.
Best of all, our graduate nursing programs let you study on your terms. ..on your time…online.
Our MSN and post-master's forensic nursing programs prepare you for an advanced practice forensic role. The forensic specialty focuses on addressing violence and its consequences in our communities, creating opportunities for the unique contributions of nurses.
This broad-based forensic curriculum allows students to apply advanced practice knowledge, in order to have an impact on care in a wide variety of settings. Our graduates function not only as practitioners in forensic nursing but also as leaders in this emerging specialty area. They are creating hospital-based programs, designing educational curricula and helping to enact new policy initiative at the local, state and national levels.
The program is offered in collaboration with the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law in the School of Law at Duquesne University.
Degree requirements may be completed on a full-time (six credits per semester) or part-time basis. After being accepted for admission to the MSN program, each student is assigned a faculty mentor who will assist the student in completion of a Program Plan. Students have up to five years to complete the program.
The Duquesne faculty is committed to nurturing a flexible and creative scholarly environment that encourages students to participate actively in scientific inquiry and research.