The University of Notre Dame Australia

Graduate Diploma of Forensic Nursing

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01032F

Forensic Nurses are in high demand thanks to the growing importance of forensic medicine around the globe. Using a combination of presentations, case studies, written assignments, and intensives, our specially designed Graduate Diploma equips you to work with patients whose healthcare issues intersect with the law.Our two-year program covers topics such as Forensic Nursing and Populations, Forensic Nursing Principles, MedicoLegal Issues, Professional Role Development and Ethics for Professional Life. In addition the foundational courses of mental health practice are included to support the work of the forensic nurse in a variety of roles. Much of the tuition is available online, but in two of the semesters you are required to attend a five day intensive workshop at the University’s Fremantle Campus.

Designed for

Health professionals involved in the teaching of other health professionals


Units of Credit 200


  • Forensic Nursing

Standard entry requirements

The following entry requirements apply to this program: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Nursing or other appropriate degree or the equivalentMinimum of one year relevant post registration nursing experience

Study pathways

Applicants may not be required to have completed the Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education if they have sufficient experience in a relevant industry (to be determined on a case by case basis).

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