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Continuing Education Program

Forensics in Health Certificate

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Crime and violence bring together two of the most powerful systems that impact health, justice, and the daily lives of citizens. The aim of the Forensics in Health Certificate Program is to prepare health care, social service and legal professionals to respond effectively to the bio-psycho-social needs of individuals, families, and communities as they cope with the effects of violence and trauma.

In order to complete the certificate, students enrolled in the Forensics in Health Certificate Program will be required to attend two non-practicum classes (NS 680 and NS 681) offered by the forensic nursing master's specialty. In total, students complete 72 hours of class work. They are not required to complete assignments and clinical work is not offered as part of this program.

Graduates of this program will:

  • Assume leadership roles in forensic care
  • Affect policy
  • Integrate forensic content into their health care, social service, or criminal justice system practice areas

These courses are interdisciplinary in nature and help students respond to the multifaceted needs of victims, perpetrators, and their families.



(Total contact hours: 72.0)

Cancellation Policy

Requests to transfer payments to another course, and cancellations, are only accepted in writing (or by e-mail to four weeks prior to the start of the course.

Refund Policy

A refund (less $70 administrative costs) is provided only if a cancellation is requested in writing (or by e-mail to four weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be made for cancellations requested after that date or for no-shows.