Forensic nursing is an emerging field in which healthcare providers work with law enforcement officials to apply nursing science to public and legal proceedings. These registered nurses provide direct services to individuals and consultation to healthcare and law-related agencies. Monmouth is proud to be one of a few schools in the nation to offer this program.
Forensic nurses investigate and treat victims and perpetrators of abuse, violence, criminal activity, sexual assault, and traumatic events. This can include identifying injuries and their causes, collecting evidence, documenting findings, teaching risk-reduction strategies, referring for appropriate follow-up, and testifying in court.
Monmouth University’s forensic nursing program includes the study of interpersonal violence, forensic evidence, nursing ethics, and legal issues. The program prepares graduates to work in a variety of areas including child/elder abuse assessment and evaluation; domestic violence intervention; sexual assault examination; mass disaster response; and death investigation.