Adult Gerontology Forensic Nurse Practitioner

As a Forensic Nurse, graduates will focus on meeting the needs of victims and perpetrators of crimes, applying scientific nursing knowledge to the delivery of care for survivors of traumatic injury, victims of violence, or death investigations. The nurse may specialize in such areas as domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and emergency trauma. The forensic nurse may also be involved in conducting crime scene investigations or giving courtroom testimony.  Students graduate with an advanced practice nursing (APN) degree and are eligible to take the adult nurse practitioner certification exam (AANP or ANCC) to become certified as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with a Forensics specialization.
Degree Requirements (42 credits)

Nursing Core (8 credits)

NURS6600     Intro. to Adv. Nursing Philosophies, Theories, Roles & Issues
NURS7701     Theory Development and Advanced Research
NURS7752     Master’s Project

Advanced Nursing Practice (30 credits)

NURS7702     Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS6615     Advanced Pharmacology
NURS6620     Advanced Health Assessment
NURS6621     Advanced Health Assessment: Practicum
NURS6682     Advanced Nursing: Primary Care I
NURS6683     Adv Nursing: Primary Care I: Practicum
NURS7735     Advanced Nursing: Primary Care II
NURS7736     Adv Nursing: Primary Care II: Practicum
NURS7759     Advanced Nursing: Primary Care III
NURS7760     Adv Nursing: Primary Care III: Practicum

Forensics Nursing Specialization (12 credits)

CRIM7065     Crime/Victimology/Social Justice
CRIM6005     Advanced Criminological Theory
CRIM7020     Ethics, Politics and Justice
PSYC6231    Psych Bases of Criminal Behavior