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MSN-Forensic Nursing

Application Opening Date May 1
Application Deadline July 15
Mandatory Orientation January 10
First Class Day January (spring term)

The MSN–Forensic Nursing track prepares the graduate to care for victims and perpetrators of traumatic events or criminal acts that result in trauma or death. While caring for their patients, the forensic nurse is also responsible for observing, recognizing, collecting and documenting forensic evidence related to the traumatic event or criminal act for subsequent use in civil or criminal legal proceedings.

The majority of course instruction is delivered online allowing students to balance career, family and other responsibilities while advancing their education. Students complete 36 semester credit hours in six semesters taking six hours each term, including summers, to earn the degree.

Students will be asked to come to the Bryan-College Station campus for orientation and a limited number of class activities. When taking NURS 653 Advanced Health Assessment, students will be expected to attend two separate on-campus clinical experiences for a total of 45 hours to meet the clinical objectives of this course as set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for any MSN degree. Each clinical experience will include three full days of activities requiring overnight stays for students at a distance. Students will be responsible for obtaining their own preceptors for two courses taken in the later semesters. More information will be provided at new student orientation.

Students who relocate from one state to another state during the course of their enrollment may be unable to continue due to the regulations which many state boards of nursing impose regarding use of preceptors.

Application Alert

Due to higher education regulations, Texas A&M College of Nursing is UNABLE TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS for the MSN-Forensic Nursing program from students residing in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Louisiana
  • New York
  • Tennessee
  • Washington

For questions, contact the College of Nursing at 979-436-0110 or

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