A forensic nurse has specialized training and education who works on cases such as violent crime, assault, abuse and neglect supporting victims and helping law enforcement collect evidence. They provide testimony and consultation for civil and criminal cases related to nursing practice, standards of care and opinions on evidence findings. The evidence collected can be used to assist, apprehend or even prosecute perpetrators who have committed violent crimes.
Forensic nurses work in different settings including but not limited to hospitals, psychiatric institutions, anti-violence programs, correctional facilities, and coroner’s offices. They can also be called to assist in mass disasters or work in the medical examiner’s office.
Associations and Certifications for Forensic Nurses
- International Association of Forensic Nurses
- SANE Certification
- Journal of Forensic Nursing
- American Forensic Nurses
- The Academy of Forensic Nursing
Our featured Forensic Nurse expert
Expert 4962 – is a forensic nurse expert in California; she has been a Registered Nurse since 2001 and a forensic nurse since 2012. Her expertise is in strangulation, blunt force trauma and physical child abuse. Prior to becoming a forensic nurse, she spent an extensive amount of time in critical care and the emergency department. Our expert has delivered presentations and workshops to many groups and associations on the topic of forensic nursing and is highly experience in this field. For more on this expert, click here.
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