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E-Learning and Instructional Support

Kresge Library, Room 430
100 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
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Office: (248) 370-4566
Help: (248) 805-1625

E-Learning and Instructional Support

Kresge Library, Room 430
100 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Office: (248) 370-4566
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:$770.50 per credit. Estimate: $30,000 plus books and materials
*Learn more about tuition rates.

Projected National Average Salary: $72,887

Projected National Job Growth: 13.64%

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: Beaumont Health System, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, University of Michigan, Trinity Health and Ascension Health.

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*Data was last reviewed in September 2020. Projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.