Expand the section navigation mobile menu

E-Learning and Instructional Support

Kresge Library, Room 430
100 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Office and Virtual Help: (248) 805-1625

MSN in Forensic Nursing

School of Nursing

The Forensic Nursing (FN) Program at Oakland University is the first and only FN program in the state of Michigan and one of only a handful in the nation. Endorsed by the Founder of Forensic Nursing as a Scientific Discipline, Virginia Lynch, the FN program prepares graduates for professional practice in the role of the forensic nurse through the application of knowledge and principles foundational to nursing and forensic science.

Delivery Type: 100% online

Credit required/Time to completion:39 credits / 28 month plan of study

Cost of degree: $834 per credit. Estimate: $32,525 plus books and materials
*Learn more about tuition rates.

Projected National Average Salary: $77,200

Projected National Job Growth: 15.4%

Career opportunities: Forensic nurse examiner, sexual assault nurse examiner, forensic nurse hospitalist, forensic nurse death investigator, risk management, legal nurse consultant, emergency preparedness/disaster management nurse, injury prevention nurse, trauma program manager, correctional nurse, forensic nurse consultant

Who should apply: Nurses who hold a minimum of a BSN or equivalent from an accredited school of nursing and are interested in advanced nursing education that prepares them for a career in healthcare where nursing and the legal system intersect. Taking care of patients who are victims, suspects, and/or perpetrators of trauma, violence, or maltreatment.

Who is hiring OU grads: Department of Veterans Affairs, HCA Healthcare, UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, Tenet Healthcare

Apply Now Request Information Program Information

*Data was last reviewed in May 2022. Projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.