Imagine that you’re about to treat a sexual assault victim. Your role is to serve as an advocate for the patient. How do you provide trauma-informed care? What would you do to preserve the chain of evidence during your exam? These are the questions forensic nurses are prepared to answer. And now is your time to become one.
Choose Duquesne University’s online MSN in Forensic Nursing and graduate from one of the few programs in the country to offer in-depth study in all areas of forensic practice.
Study 100% online
3 start dates per year
No GRE required
Tuition discounts are available
Earning a graduate degree online allows you to continue to work in your current position and to advance your career with a focus in forensics. Your new skills and knowledge can prepare you for greater earning potential and nursing leadership roles.
Forensic nurses don’t only work in hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms. They also work as nurse coroners, expert witnesses and policy makers. Our curriculum reflects the opportunities available — preparing you to become a respected leader who can work collaboratively on a multi‑disciplinary forensic team.
Note: If you have previously earned master’s‑level nursing credits with a grade of “B” or higher, you may be able to transfer up to 9 credit hours and apply them toward your MSN at Duquesne.
|GPNG 523||Historical and Contemporary Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice||3 Credits|
|GPNG 524||Evidence‑Based Nursing Practice and Policy Development||3 Credits|
|GPNG 525||Organizational and Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare||3 Credits|
|GPNG 526||Health Care Ethics in Practice and Policy||3 Credits|
|GPNG 527||Clinical Prevention and Population‑Based Health Promotion||3 Credits|
|GPNG 528||Physical Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice
Required campus clinical lab of 25 hours and 50 precepted hours.
|GPNG 529||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing||3 Credits|
|GPNG 530||Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing||3 Credits|
|GNFO 517||Forensic Science and the Legal System||3 Credits|
|GNFO 518||Criminal Law and the Courts||3 Credits|
|GNFO 519||Advanced Forensic Nursing I — Theory and Practice||3 Credits|
|GNFO 520||Advanced Forensic Nursing II — Program Development, Leadership & Policy||3 Credits|
|GNFO 521||Forensic Clinical and Capstone
150 precepted hours.
A nursing education concentration aims to prepare you to teach by focusing on the core competencies of the nurse educator role. You’ll also become eligible to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator exam sponsored by the NLN.
|GNED 507||Foundations in Education Theory for Professional Practice||3 Credits|
|GNED 522||Innovative Curriculum Design and Evaluation||3 Credits|
|GNED 532||Emerging Trends and Innovations in the Teaching of Nursing||3 Credits|
A concentration in transcultural nursing can enhance your practice by providing the skills to care for vulnerable populations, minimize the effects of health disparities and provide culturally competent care.
|GPNG 917||Transcultural & Global Health Perspectives||3 Credits|
|GPNG 921||Foundations of Social & Distributive Justice in Health Policy||3 Credits|
|GPNG 928||Social Justice & Vulnerable Populations||3 Credits|