Binghamton University Lifelong Enrichment and Advancement for Registered Nurses (BU-LEARN)

Forensic Health Essentials

Module Dates

Monday, July 8, 2013 – Friday, August 9, 2013


Monday, January 27, 2014 – Friday, May 9, 2014

Module Details

This course comprises Module 1 of the Forensic Health Certificate Program.

This module introduces nurses and other health care professionals to the exciting world of forensic careers, both those related to the health care fields and other disciplines, such as the sciences, law and law enforcement. Content includes: an introduction to forensics; violence as a health problem; forensics today: clients and settings; forensic roles and interdisciplinary collaboration; violence and diversity; mechanisms of injury; forensic assessment and documentation (including interviewing, physical assessment, narrative writing, diagrams and forensic photography); collection and reservation of evidence; medicolegal death investigation; an introduction to the criminal aspects of forensics: offenders and victims; an introduction to the civil aspects of forensics: malpractice/negligence, personal injury, child custody, and elder issues; terrorism; promoting your forensic practice; and consultation and collaboration.

This module provides 45 contact hours of instruction.


Online (Distance Learning).

Module Fee

The cost for this Module is $1000.00

10% Discount for BU Alumni!! Fee: $900.00

Forensic Health Certificate Program Fee

The cost for the 3-Module Forensic Health Certificate Program is $3000.00.

A $200 discount is applied to the cost of the Certificate Program if you register and pay for all 3 Modules in advance (for a total cost of $2800).

10% Discount for BU Alumni!! Fee: $2520.00

** 10% Discounts also apply to members of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators **

Register now for all 3 Forensic Health Certificate Modules

How to Register

Please use our online registration form to register for Forensic Health Essentials


Binghamton University: Decker School of Nursing & Continuing Education & Outreach (OH-340, 3/1/2016) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

No Commercial Support was received for this educational activity.

Last Updated: 4/10/15