Xavier University, Boston College, University of California, Riverside and Duquesne University are some of the schools with a forensic nursing degree program, as of 2015. The forensic nursing program is typically a focus area within a Master’s of Science in Nursing.
The degree program at Xavier University offers a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a specialty in forensics, requiring 10 credit hours. This specialty aids with education and practical experience for sexual assault, psychiatry, legal casework and morgues.
Boston College provides a program with a focus on the role of nursing for crime prevention, policy formation and victim care. The University of California, Riverside has an online degree for current nurses to pursue further study in forensic nursing. With 16 credits in a certificate program, students learn techniques concerning crime scene investigations, psychological trauma and injury observation for forensic analysis. Electives exist for sexual assault, ethics and forensic investigation in the U.S. military.
The online program at Duquesne University challenges students to cultivate skills applicable for a doctorate in nursing. In addition to the Master’s of Science in Nursing, Duquesne University also has programs for current degree holders to increase skills and knowledge in forensic nursing. Some of the courses are a part of the university’s law school.