Forensic Nursing

Duquesne University

Master Online
30 months
1509 USD/credit
1509 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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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 the Forensic Nursing program of Duquesne University is prepared to answer. And now is your time to become one.


Why earn your MSN in Forensic Nursing online?

Earning a degree in the Forensic Nursing program of 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




90 alternative credits



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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have at least 1 year of full-time work experience as an RN (prior to registration in clinical or specialty courses)
  • Hold a current, unencumbered RN license
  • Complete an undergraduate-level statistics course with a “C” or higher
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Professional goal statement
  • Two electronically submitted references
  • Official transcript(s)

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

  • International

    1509 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1509 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    1509 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1509 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.


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Forensic Nursing
Duquesne University