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Designed for registered nurses who wish to pursue advanced leadership positions in the community and the health care system.
Are you a registered nurse looking to pursue advanced leadership positions in the
community and the health care system? Earn your master's degree online
with a specialty concentration in forensic nursing.
The graduate is prepared to contribute to the development of nursing science, to the improvement of health care, and to pursue doctoral study. Although you can complete the 39 credits required by this program in as few as three years, you have six years to complete the program.
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.
The purpose of the graduate program is to prepare professional nurses who wish to pursue advanced education in forensic nursing. In addition, the graduate is prepared to assume leadership positions and to pursue doctoral study.
Students may begin this program in the fall or spring terms each year. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:
*Applicants who reside and/or work outside the U.S. are not required to hold an U.S. RN License but instead must possess a current license from the country they reside in or in which they will complete clinical coursework hours.
The mission of the Forensic Nursing Fitchburg State University program is to prepare professional forensic nurses capable of leading and meeting the evolving societal healthcare needs in a variety of settings. In their teaching, the faculty models respect for diversity, social responsibility, and a commitment to excellence. Interprofessional, collaborative, and interactive teaching methods foster the use of critical thinking to build a strong foundation for the practice of holistic forensic nursing. Legal, ethical, and professional standards guide the faculty in teaching the art and science of forensic nursing.
Fitchburg State University Department of Nursing prepares students to assume healthcare leadership roles in the global society of the 21st century. The program uses continuous program evaluation and innovation to maintain an educational culture that fosters social responsibility, service commitment, client advocacy, and lifelong learning. Graduates are forensic nurse generalists who use critical thinking and current evidence to address problems using integrative, trauma-informed, patient-centered care to meet the evolving healthcare needs of populations and environments.
The Department of Nursing has full approval status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02114
The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) accredits Fitchburg State University.
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