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Nursing: Forensic Nursing

Oakland University

M.Sc.
28 months
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1027 USD/credit
1027 USD/credit
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The Master sof Science in Nursing: Forensic Nursing degree is a 38-credit program that prepares professional nurses for advanced nursing practice, leadership in the nursing profession, and future doctoral study. 

Overview

The Forensic Nursing program prepares graduates for professional practice in the role of the forensic nurse through the application of knowledge and principles foundational to nursing science and forensic science. Curriculum emphasizes interprofessional education related to the diverse roles and responsibilities of the forensic nurse as an independent practitioner and collaborator within the multidisciplinary forensic team while providing specialized care and services to individuals, families, communities, populations, and systems that have experienced violence or trauma. 

The Forensic Nursing program prepares graduates to practice globally as a forensic nurse examiner with the ability to sub-specialize in a specific area of forensic nursing if desired. Graduates may practice in a variety of forensic nursing areas such as sexual violence, interpersonal violence, child/elder maltreatment, death investigation, and emergency preparedness and disaster management.

Building on the foundation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will prepare graduates as transformational leaders with advanced nursing knowledge and practice expertise for optimizing health outcomes. (Essential IX)

The MSN program prepares graduates to:

  • Integrate theories and scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, and organizational sciences using translational processes to improve evidence-based nursing practice across diverse settings. (Essentials I & IV, VIII, IX)
  • Describe concepts from organizational leadership, systems leadership, and information technology in the promotion of quality improvement and safety. (Essentials II, III, V, IX)
  • Synthesize requisite knowledge of legal and regulatory processes, health policy, ethics, and advocacy to improve health outcomes of diverse populations at the organizational, local, state, and federal level. (Essentials IV, VI, VIII, IX)
  • Formulate intra/interprofessional collaborative strategies integral to the design and delivery of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions to improve health outcomes in individuals, families, communities, and populations. (Essentials IV, VII, VIII, IX)
  • Integrate professional standards and guidelines in the provision of nursing practice in a specialty area. (Essentials IX

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Diversity and Social Issues
  • Research Topics in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Health Policy and Finance
  • Interprofessional Role Development Leadership and Ethics in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Graduate Research: Project
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Foundations of Forensic Nursing Science
  • Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Management, and Violence in Society
  • Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Management, and Violence in Society Clinical
  • Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Child/Elder Maltreatment
  • Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Child/Elder Maltreatment Clinical
  • Forensic Nurse Death Investigation
  • Forensic Nurse Death Investigation Clinical
  • Advanced Forensic Nursing Seminar
  • Advanced Forensic Nursing Clinical

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 28 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application Requirements 
  • School of Nursing Supplemental Application
  • Proof of a current unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States or its territories.
  • Two (2) Recommendation for Graduate Admission Forms must be completed by healthcare professionals in forensic nursing, leadership, administration/management, or education and are able to attest to the applicant’s nursing skills and/or abilities.
  • Professional statement of 500 to 1,000 words.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1027 USD per credit and a duration of 28 months.
  • National

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1027 USD per credit and a duration of 28 months.
  • In-State

    738 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 738 USD per credit and a duration of 28 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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