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Forensics for Healthcare Professionals

Grace W. Ho
"At the School of Nursing, we get a lot of attention, a lot of faculty support."
Grace W. Ho, BS ’09, RN

After volunteering in two child abuse clinics, Grace W. Ho "really wanted to understand" the long-term effects of child abuse and corporal punishment, so she decided to pursue a career in forensic nursing.

At Johns Hopkins, Ho has studied how parents draw the line between corporal punishment and child abuse...

Read Grace's Story

Following the Evidence

If you are seeking fast-paced environments and your professional interests include protecting victims' rights and dignity, assisting their physical and emotional recovery, preserving the chain of evidence, and providing legal testimony expertise, these on-line courses are for you. With unique access to high-caliber Hopkins resources and faculty, Johns Hopkins provides intense, comprehensive educational opportunities not found elsewhere.

Those who take courses in forensic nursing:

  • Conduct advanced forensic nursing assessments of inflicted trauma
  • Assess and document various forms of family, elder, and intimate partner abuse and neglect
  • Collaborate with criminologists, members of the justice system, and related healthcare professionals
  • Demonstrate expertise in comprehensive emergency and disaster preparedness
  • Serve in roles such as forensic or sexual assault nurse examiner, medicolegal death investigator, crisis intervention screener, correctional nursing specialist, or expert medical witness

Possible Courses Include:

Spring Semester
Global Focus


Please e-mail to learn more and inquire about course availability.

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