Forensic Nursing

Duquesne University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
1376 USD/credit
1376 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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MSN students strengthen their Nursing Education or FNP degree with the core competencies of the Forensic Nurse role. Graduates meet the objectives to provide trauma based care in their practice, or design educational curricula to support this emerging specialty area. 


Earning a graduate degree online allows you to continue working in your current position and advance your career with a focus in forensics. Your new skills and knowledge can prepare you for greater earning potential and nursing leadership roles.

The smart choice — a 100% online MSN in Forensic Nursing degree

  • Prepare to become a certified SANE nurse. Your certificate provides a prep course that includes the 40-hour SANE-A training necessary to sit for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner certification exam.
  • Flexible online program. Complete coursework and clinical requirements anywhere on your own timetable.
  • Learn from experts in the field. Our faculty and preceptors are expanding areas of forensic nursing practice.
  • Graduate from a top-ranked institution. Study at a School of Nursing ranked #45 for Best Online Graduate Nursing School Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Build your network. Connect on campus with faculty and classmates from across the country during your three-day residency.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Historical and Contemporary Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Evidence Based Nursing Practice and Policy Development
  • Organizational and Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Health Care
  • Health Care Ethics in Practice and Policy
  • Clinical Prevention and Population-Based Health Promotion
  • Physical Assessment for Advanced Practice Nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed



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.
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.
80 (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

  • NO GRE Required
  • NO Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1376 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1376 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1376 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1376 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Forensic Nursing
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