Hey fellow RNs!! I have been looking into education as a forensic nurse and am absolutely stumped at the lack of available programs!
I have done the Kaplan interview and am considering it (I read the Kaplan thread on here, thanks!) but I am more interested in pursuing a Master's degree in the field. I thought UTArlington had a program but I can't find ANYTHING on it, and they have yet to return my phone calls. I saw someone else make a post about UTAustin having a program, but again no luck searching for it online. So, I have kind of hit a dead end. I will most likely do the Kaplan program but I want more than that. Anyone know of any schools offering the online Master's program or of a program in/near Dallas, TX? Thanks for your help in advance.
Aug 19, '08
I didnt mean to imply that the education would be wasted. I meant that if I plan to pursue a Master's degree in forensics is there really any point to completing a certificate program first? In some instances a 'mini-education" such as that received from some cert. programs is all that is really needed for an active role in a given career choice as more hands on experience is most valuable and desireable to those looking to hire. But in some fields, an advanced degree is more desirable...the piece of paper is more important and its not necessarily the quality of the education or the experience the individual has. I hope that makes sense. My point is that for right now, would I be able to truly pursue a career in forensic nursing with completion of the Kaplan program (and taking the CFN exam) or will it just make me a better trauma nurse? (thats a BIG plus for me by the way, but I dont want to stop there!)
Last edit by SugaRN on Aug 19, '08
: Reason: Typo!