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Texas A&M College of Nursing Forensic Nursing Program

The Texas A&M College of Nursing prepares students to care for victims and perpetrators of traumatic events or criminal acts that result in trauma or death. The classes taken within the college’s forensic nursing program help nurses develop skills in trauma-informed health care and evidence collection in a clinical setting.

Although Texas requires that all practicing nurses in an emergency department setting receive two hours of continuing nursing education on forensic evidence collection, students in the College of Nursing receive six and a half hours. 

Texas A&M College of Nursing Continuing Education Courses

There is a growing need to graduate more forensic nurses to become sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE certified), to provide continuing education in forensic nursing for registered nurses and to provide multidisciplinary education for nurses, law enforcement, social workers and advocates.

“Enhancing the knowledge and skills of Texas nurses to help them provide better patient care for survivors is the goal. Wherever a nurse is in their career, they can benefit from courses or programs offered through the college."

Laurie Charles, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Clinical Assistant Professor

Registration for all professional and continuing education courses is posted through the Texas A&M University Continuing Education Department. 

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Last edited by: krhoades 09/18/2019

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