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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Forensic Nursing

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Why choose Forensics?

In our work as nurses, we often encounter individuals who are victims of violence. What skills do we need to meet the needs of these individuals? The forensic nursing elective courses will help you answer this question, while preparing you to provide primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of violence, crime, and traumatic injury, as well as leadership and administration of forensic nursing. You will be involved in advancing forensic nursing science, developing policy, influencing legislation and collaborating with other healthcare, social services, and criminal justice system professionals to enhance the care of victims and perpetrators of violence. You will gain a deeper understanding of the cultural, racial, and ethnic context of violence.

Forensics at Boston College

Boston College’s Connell School of Nursing has a history of excellence in forensic nursing. Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess, professor of nursing and a pioneer in the field, has been practicing forensic nursing since before there was even a term to describe this work. She has been teaching forensics and victimology courses at Boston College since 2000. The forensics elective courses builds upon this strong foundation, with newly developed coursework designed from the ground up to be relevant for advanced practice nurses. You will benefit from an evidence-based, experience-driven curriculum that will give you both the skills and confidence to excel in the field of forensic nursing.

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