Graduates receive comprehensive forensic nursing education that allows them to practice in a variety of forensic nursing areas such as sexual assault, interpersonal violence, child/elder maltreatment, death investigation, and emergency preparedness and disaster management.
Depending upon clinical experiences, graduates may meet the requirements for forensic nursing certification.
Available tracks include:
- MSN - Forensic Nursing (39 credits)
- Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing (18 credits)
|Virginia A. Lynch,|
MSN, RN, FAAFS,
Virginia Lynch is the founder of forensic nursing as a science. She not only assisted with the development of the curriculum in the new Forensic Nursing (FN) program at Oakland University, she traveled to Michigan to share a classroom lecture with FN students and gave a presentation to OU students.
Her talk included a collection of her case studies, plus the history and future direction of forensic nursing. Highlights of the class lecture show the tremendous career she's had and the impact she has made not only in the field, but to domestic violence and sexual assault victims everywhere.
"The Oakland University School of Nursing is poised to make a vital contribution to quality forensic nursing education worldwide. Graduates of your Forensic Nursing program will be uniquely qualified to serve in a variety of forensic nursing roles in both public and private agencies and will be prepared to enhance the current level of forensic nursing practice. The demand for services of nurses with forensic expertise is great as we confront clinical issues related to global human violence. Oakland University School of Nursing will be distinguished as the forensic nursing pace-setter for decades to come."
See the graduate catalog listing for general university requirements and program-specific admissions requirements. Follow the steps on the Graduate Admissions website to apply for admission.
Sessions begin promptly at the published start time and last approximately one hour. Program Advising Sessions are conducted in group format and are facilitated by the School of Nursing academic adviser for the program. At this session, you will learn about the Oakland University admission criteria and process, School of Nursing admission criteria and process, and program overview of the curriculum. Individual questions will be answered at the end of the session if time remains. Transcripts can only be evaluated after a student has been officially admitted to Oakland University so transcripts will not be evaluated at these sessions.
Please read over the information on the website prior to attending.
Directions: Enter OU off Walton Drive at West Oakland Drive. Use Parking Lot #3. For a copy of the Oakland University campus map, please visit www.oakland.edu/map.
Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a forensic nurse was like? Watch this video featuring Kathleen Walker, forensic nurse at Turning Point in Mount Clemens. Her story will give you an idea of what is involved in forensic nursing.