Nov 22, 2018  
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 4520 - Caring for Forensic Populations

3 cr. 3 hr. Offered in the Summer only. Also offered evenings.

Violence occurring in the home, community, and health care institutions has a negative effect on client health and on providers of care. Preventing and reducing the consequences of violence is an integral component of professional nursing practice. Early identification and intervention with potential and actual victims and perpetrators of violence can reduce negative health outcomes. This course explores the individual, socio-cultural, environmental, and systemic factors related to violence and trauma. Necessary professional forensic nursing competencies and roles will be explored. Student will learn specific forensic health assessment, violence prevention and intervention strategies.

Prerequisite(s): Must be a RN.

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