Within the College of Nursing at Texas A&M University is a forensic nursing program where students can become specially trained registered nurses. Forensic nurses help treat individuals who have been the victim of a crime and require medical care. This includes victims of sexual assault, child abuse, car accidents and homicide.
Nurses in the program are trained under the Aggie core values which are woven into the program’s curriculum. They take courses that help them learn what it means to be a victim of violence so they can compassionately deliver the proper care. Students emerge from the forensic nursing program as professionals who can provide the best care to patients.
This growing field offers countless opportunities for nursing students. They can practice in the legal system as a consultant, treat victims of abuse and research ways to improve the field. Regardless of their specific job, forensic nurses make a lasting impact on every patient they treat.
Gifts to the College of Nursing can help solve the critical statewide nursing shortage through funding scholarships, programs or faculty recruitment and retention initiatives. Permanent endowments can be established for $25,000 or more, and payments may be made in one or multiple year installments over a five-year period.