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Forensic Nursing Programs

Master of Science in Nursing - forensic track

Building on the burgeoning career opportunities for forensic nurses and the recent surge of interest among nurses in the forensic sciences, Duquesne University’s School of Nursing partnered with the Wecht Institute in the summer of 2002 to begin offering a Master of Science in Nursing with a forensic nursing track.

This 36-credit, online program, which incorporates the 12 credits contained in the Wecht Institute’s Certificate program, is designed to prepare students to practice in various areas of forensic nursing, whether as sexual assault nurses, nurse coroners, nurse investigators, forensic psychiatric nurses, forensic correctional nurses, clinical nurse specialists, legal nurse consultants or expert witnesses.

Post-Master's Certificate in Forensic Nursing

In addition, the Nursing School and the Wecht Institute collaboratively offer an 18-credit, Post-Master’s Certificate in Forensic Nursing.

For more information on these programs and on forensic nursing, please visit the School of Nursing homepage.