CONTINUING EDUCATION

Innovations in nursing science, patient care and technology require nurses to continually pursue professional development opportunities that expand their knowledge and skills. The Texas A&M University College of Nursing is dedicated to providing high-quality continuing education that keeps pace with the rapidly changing health care landscape.
 
Our courses are designed to support those seeking continuing education and professional development in a variety of nursing fields including, but not limited to, forensic nursing, women's health, faculty development and other areas of specialty.
 

Texas A&M Health Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing

Established to support people who experience violence across the lifespan, the Texas A&M Health Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing facilitates interprofessional collaborations to offer unsurpassed research and training opportunities by providing forensic nursing education and outreach for nurses, fellow health care professionals, law enforcement agencies, attorneys, social workers and advocates. Learn more about the mission, vision and grant funded research underway at the Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing.

What is Forensic Nursing?

Victims of violence—those who endure sexual assault, intimate partner violence, neglect or any other form of intentional injury—deserve and require patient-centered, trauma-informed care. Forensic nurses are professionally trained to treat these victims as patients, keeping them and all they have endured at the center of that treatment. 

Pat Ehlert headshot photo

Pat Ehlert, MSN, RN, CNE

Primary Nurse Planner and Clinical Assistant Professor

Texas A&M College of Nursing

979.436.0135

ehlert@tamu.edu 

FORENSIC NURSING FACULTY & STAFF

 

 

Stacey Mitchell

DNP, MBA, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN, FAAN

Director, Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing and Clinical Associate Professor, Texas A&M College of Nursing

979.436.0283

samitchell@tamu.edu 

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Nancy Downing

PhD, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAN

Associate Professor, Texas A&M College of Nursing

979.436.0157

downing@tamu.edu 

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Stacy Drake

PhD, MPH, RN, AFN-BC, D-ABMDI

Associate Professor, Texas A&M College of Nursing

713.677.7450

sadrake@tamu.edu 

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Laurie Charles

MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, CA-CPSANE, CHSE

Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A&M College of Nursing

979.436.0186

charles1@tamu.edu 

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Chelsea Knutson

MSN, RN, CNE, CA-SANE

Program Manager for Forensic Outreach, Texas A&M College of Nursing

979.436.0909

knutson@tamu.edu 

 

Cynthia Hurt

Senior Administrative Coordinator l, Texas A&M College of Nursing

979.436.0151

cynthiahurt@tamu.edu


 

Texas A&M University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.