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  • Certificate in Forensic Trends and Issues in Contemporary Healthcare

    Overview


    Empowerment against workplace violence

    • Are 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 Features

    • Curriculum 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 violence
    • Use of the latest technology in virtual crime scenes and interviews with victims and offenders
    • Nationally renowned faculty

    For questions, please contact:

    Dr. Paul Thomas Clements
    Certificate Coordinator
    ptc33@drexel.edu

    Redian Furxhiu
    Student Services Manager
    267.359.5691
    rf53@drexel.edu


    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Requirements 
    NURS 519Forensic Science Foundations3.0
    NURS 528Victimology – Contemporary Trend3.0
    NURS 533Forensic Mental Health3.0
    Total Credits9.0

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    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 Documents

      With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

      • A completed application
      • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
      • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
        • Why you are choosing this particular track
        • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
        • Your plans upon completing the degree
      • Resume
      • Additional requirements for International Students

      Tuition

      The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $913 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1014 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 2016     

      September 19, 2016

      December 3, 2016

      December 5, 2016

      December 10, 2016

      Winter 2017 

      January 9, 2017

      March 18, 2017

      March 20, 2017

      March 25, 2017

      Spring 2017 

      April 3, 2017

      June 10, 2017

      June 12, 2017

      June 16, 2017

      Summer 2017 

      June 26, 2017

      September 2, 2017

      September 5, 2017

      September 9, 2017

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