Forensic Nursing Certificate (Summer start only)
The forensic nursing program prepares nurses at the advanced practice level in many areas of forensics. At the advanced practice level, nurses impact social policy, health care initiatives, education, research and practice.
Forensic nurses practice in many clinical areas.
Some examples include:
- sexual assault nurse
- nurse coroner
- nurse investigator
- forensic psychiatric nurse
- forensic correctional/institutional nurse
- clinical nurse specialist
- legal nurse consultant
- expert witness
The program is part of a collaborative effort with The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and other forensic programs at Duquesne University.
This program is based upon and consistent with the mission, purposes, and philosophy of Duquesne University and its undergraduate nursing 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.
- Apply the principles of law and forensic science to the practice of nursing.
- Develop and incorporate a collaborative approach with other disciplines in planning the care of victims of violence and/or the perpetrator.
- Demonstrate leadership in forensic nursing through active participation in health care policy and professional organizations and by developing roles for forensic nurses in all areas of practice.