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  • Certificate in Forensic Trends and Issues in Contemporary Healthcare


    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

    Jillian Randall
    Academic Advisor
    267.359.5692
    jnr56@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 519 Forensic Science Foundations 3.0
    NURS 528 Victimology – Contemporary Trend 3.0
    NURS 533 Forensic Mental Health 3.0
    Total Credits 9.0

     

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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 Completing Your Application 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 2018-2019 is $968 per credit. (A 10% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1075 per credit)

      • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
      • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
        • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
        • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
        • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
        • 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

      2018-2019 Academic Year

      Term

      Classes Begin

      Classes End

      Exams Begin

      Exams End

      Fall 2018

      September 24, 2018

      December 8, 2018

      December 10, 2018

      December 15, 2018

      Winter 2019

      January 7, 2019

      March 16, 2019

      March 18, 2019

      March 23, 2019

      Spring 2019

      April 1, 2019

      June 8, 2019

      June 10, 2019

      June 14, 2019

      Summer 2019

      June 24, 2019

      August 31, 2019

      September 3, 2019

      September 7, 2019

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