University of California - Riverside

UCR Extension Center

Forensic Nursing



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Forensic Nursing

Format: Online

Program Description:

If you are interested in investigative sciences and victim advocacy, consider the challenging field of forensic nursing. Forensic nurses work with detectives at crime scenes to preserve, document and collect evidence; they treat survivors of assaults or violent accidents; and work with death investigators, law enforcement, and the legal community. As a forensic nurse, you can pursue a wide array of career opportunities in medical examiners’ offices, law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, and specialized hospital units.

Participants in the certificate program will:

  • Identify and properly collect forensic evidence within the health care setting to ensure that it will withstand legal scrutiny.
  • Facts & Figures

    # of Credits Required: 16

    In State Tuition (per year): $3,400 to $3,600

    Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

    Locale: Large City

    Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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