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A&M hopes to add department of forensic nursing

from The Texas Tribune

The Texas A&M Health Science Center is asking state lawmakers for $2 million to start a first-of-its-kind Department of Forensic Nursing to train nurses on gathering evidence and properly treating patients who have been abused. Bridging the gap between legal and medical worlds, forensic nurses are specifically trained to gather evidence on sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, elder mistreatment and more. Currently, the center offers courses in forensic nursing, but Health Science Center Executive Vice President and CEO Brett Giroir said he wants the college of nursing to expand its offerings to include a certificate and a master’s degree. more

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