The Department of Nursing is breaking new ground, setting up the nation’s first dual master’s degree program in nursing and criminal justice. The Master of Science in Nursing (forensic concentration) and Master of Science in Criminal Justice is an integrated program consisting of 46 semester credit hours. Graduates receive two separate degrees and are prepared to function in non-traditional roles within the criminal justice system, including bioterrorism and disaster planning.
“Police and nursing have more in common—as service industries,
as helping professions, as first responders and as crisis managers—than many realize,” says Kam Wong, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice. “In order for both of these groups to work together better, they must start to learn from each other.”