Master of Science in Nursing - Forensic Nursing (Online)

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Degree Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program is designed for registered nurses who wish to pursue advanced leadership positions in the community and the health care system. The graduate is prepared to contribute to the development of nursing science, to the improvement of health care, and to pursue doctoral study. The program is offered completely online.

Requirements and Curriculum

Forensic Nursing (Online)

Career Opportunities

  • Death investigator
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Medico-legal Investigator
  • Advocate
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
  • Forensic Nurse Hospital Based Expert
  • Risk Management Specialist
  • Forensic Mental Health Consultant
The most meaningful period of my academic life was spent in the Forensic Nursing Graduate Program. It was an intellectually challenging and emotionally stimulating experience which allowed me to clarify and achieve my personal aspirations. My faculty were seasoned professionals who took time to know me and my goals. My classmates were insightful and committed to advancing the nursing profession.
– Laura Maquire


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This program is offered completely online.

Total Credits

39 credits

Program Cost

Tuition and fees


Time Frame

While you can complete the program in as few as 3 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.

Program Highlights

The master of science degree in nursing at Fitchburg State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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