Certificate in Forensic Trends and Issues in Contemporary Healthcare Overview Empowerment against workplace violenceAre you vulnerable or at risk at work? Would you know what to do if a victim reported a crime to you? Would you struggle to talk to a victim? An offender? If you answered yes to any of these questions we encourage you to learn more about our accredited online Certificate in Forensic Trends and Issues in Contemporary Healthcare. The program is designed to empower at-risk professionals with the tools needed to assess, intervene, and prevent workplace assault and violence.The program examines contemporary trends and issues related to the wide range of interpersonal violence, crime and sudden violent death that may be encountered in a variety of healthcare settings. Theoretical tenets, methods for assessment and related implications for intervention and/or referral will be examined from a multifaceted perspective - including that of the offender, crime victim, families, and the healthcare community-at-large.The program is intended for post-baccalaureate practitioners, graduate students and healthcare educators across the continuum of specialties and agencies. These broad inclusion criteria are recommended given that all healthcare agencies/providers are at some level of risk potential for violence by patients, families, visitors, students or other employees. Program FeaturesCurriculum focused sexual assault nursing and examination, offender services agency, and forensic science An expansive clinically-focused curriculum that empowers students’ ability to prepare and respond to violenceUse of the latest technology in virtual crime scenes and interviews with victims and offendersNationally renowned faculty For questions, please contact:Dr. Paul Thomas Clements Certificate Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.orgAmy Pelak Rothstein Student Services Manager 267.359.5692 email@example.comState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum Requirements NURS 519Forensic Science Foundations3.0NURS 528Victimology – Contemporary Trend3.0NURS 533Forensic Mental Health3.0Total Credits9.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree with a 2.75 GPA or higher in all previous coursework While a specific undergraduate major is not required, you should have some healthcare, psychology, or social service experience. Examples include social workers, psychiatric facility workers, corrections officers, etc. Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResume Additional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $985 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for the Certificate in Forensic Trends and Issues in Contemporary Healthcare Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.