Jan 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Nursing, Forensic Nursing, Graduate Certificate


General Program Information


Dr. Myra Carew, PhD, FNP-C, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
207 Roy S. Nicks Hall
Box 70629
(423) 439-5626
e-mail: carewm@etsu.edu

Judy G. McCook PhD, MSN, RN, CNS, SANE-A
Professor, College of Nursing, Office of Practice
East Tennessee State University
ANE-SANE HELP-SARA Project Administrator
Nicks Hall Room 140
Phone: (423) 439-4061
Email: mccook@etsu.edu

The forensic nursing program offers a post-baccalaureate certificate to nurses who wish to expand their knowledge beyond the training acquired as a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE nurse). Coursework will examine how intentional human violence intersects with health care and the criminal justice system, while integrating forensic science and social services. Forensic course content will include the neurobiology of trauma, child and elder maltreatment, dating violence, intimate partner violence, strangulation, sexual assault, commercial sexual exploitation, technology facilitated sexual violence, perpetrator behaviors, death investigation, and court testimony.

Admission Requirements


  1. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN)      
  2. Unencumbered Registered Nurse License                                       
  3. Completion of an approved didactic course for sexual assault nurse examiner care of adolescents and adults SANE-A training that meets the Educational Guidelines of course work for the Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE); coursework must be within 3 years of program application or permission of certificate admission committee.

Forensic Nursing, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 12 credits


Required Courses 12 credits
TOTAL 12 credits