The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Xavier University provides nurses with the opportunity to obtain advanced level preparation in nursing science. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume professional leadership roles that encompass educational, consultative, and managerial functions. They are prepared to design and establish delivery services in response to current health care policy changes.
The forensics concentration is intended to prepare nursing graduate students for further studies in various clinical roles such as sexual assault nurse examiner, forensic psychiatric nurse, legal nurse consultant, forensic nursing death investigator and/or nurse coroner.
Dr. Cynthia Kelly is the advisor for the forensics concentration. For further information on informatics, visit Dr. Kelly's web pages.
Forensic concentration objectives include:
- Interface with other health care disciplines and the criminal justice system.
- Apply forensic nursing principles to the promotion of health care and safety in the community.
- Promote early identification and prevent potential abuse of children, adults, and the elderly.
- Discuss trauma and death and the collection, preservation and documentation of related evidence.
- Apply expert witness skills and legal consultation in investigations related to violence and trauma.