Forensic Nursing, Master | Online | Duquesne University | United States
30 months
1568 USD/credit 22579 USD/year
1568 USD/credit 22579 USD/year
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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.


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.

Why earn your MSN in Forensic Nursing online?

Earning a graduate degree in Forensic Nursing online from Duquesne University 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 in 2020.
  • 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
  • Healthcare Ethics in Practice and Policy
  • Clinical Prevention and Population-Based Health Promotion
  • Physical Assessment for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Hold a current, unencumbered RN license
  • Complete an undergraduate-level statistics course with a “C” or higher
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Professional goal statement
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Two electronically submitted references (one academic and one professional in a supervisory role)
  • The supervisor reference letters must come from a direct supervisor who is responsible for your performance evaluation
  • If you have been out of school more than five years, please speak with your Enrollment Advisor for advice

Work experience

  • Have at least 1 year of full-time work experience as an RN (prior to registration in clinical or specialty courses)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22579 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1568 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    22579 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1568 USD per credit during 30 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.

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