Nurses who hold a graduate degree in nursing can apply to the Post-MSN in Forensic Nursing Certificate Program with Certification in Investigative Forensics.
The Program Coordinator will complete a Gap Analysis to evaluate prior education and practice (as applicable) in order to determine an individual course of study. The completion of required didactic courses and clinical hours will depend upon waived credits and/or clinical hours.
Depending upon the number of courses transferred in, Certification in Forensic Nursing and Investigative Forensics may be completed in two years.
Students must satisfy the required credit and course requirements for the MSN in Forensic Nursing Program of study via graduate courses taken at DeSales University.
Post-MSN certificate graduates are eligible to take the Advanced Forensic Nursing certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), once they complete the required number of practice hours (2,000) in the specialty area. Students will also be eligible to apply for SANE-A and/or SANE-P certification upon completion of the required number of SANE-A and/or SANE-P practice hours.