Daughter wants to go into Forensic Pathology ... - page 3

My daughter is very interested in a career as a Forensic Pathologist. I am trying to convince her that there is a career track as a nurse in forensics, but am finding it difficult to locate any... Read More

  1. Visit  LilRedRN1973 profile page
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    I have just recently heard that the city of Houston is requiring an RN license to be hired on as a CSI. You might want to tell your daughter to check that out and see if it is indeed true. I'm not sure if my sources are reliable but it's something to look into.
    Last edit by LilRedRN1973 on Sep 28, '04
  2. Visit  alphafe profile page
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    Hi there -- I have a big response to this! Since the original poster's dd is only 15 (!) why NOT encourage her to shoot for the stars? Nursing and PA's are noble professions, but if she has the brains, the time and the passion for pathology why not steer her to the very top of the heap?!

    There's just a *little bit* of sexism in the tone of Patrick's post. Now, having said that, I'd be A LOT more concerned about a military career -- yikes!
  3. Visit  RNPATL profile page
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    Quote from alphafe
    Hi there -- I have a big response to this! Since the original poster's dd is only 15 (!) why NOT encourage her to shoot for the stars? Nursing and PA's are noble professions, but if she has the brains, the time and the passion for pathology why not steer her to the very top of the heap?!

    There's just a *little bit* of sexism in the tone of Patrick's post. Now, having said that, I'd be A LOT more concerned about a military career -- yikes!
    First .... thanks for the response. I am a firm believer that women (girl in my case with my daughter) have the ability, intelligence and the opportunity to do anything they want to do for a career. As far as my daughter goes, she has the encouragement from me to set her own destiny .... I am nothing more than a catalyst of ideas to help her realize that destiny. A touch of sexism is a pretty big statement as I am not aware of any words that would even relate to sexism in my post. We have indeed explored the ideas of forensic pathologist, but she is not interested in spending that much time in school. Clearly, she has the intelligence to do it, but for whatever reason, she does not want to spend that much time in school. Again, my role is that of enourager and one that assists her with the exploration of opportunities that are before her. I hope that as she matures and develops a little better idea of where she wants to be with her career, that she choses one that will fulfil her as an individual as well as a professional. Knowing her the way I do, I am sure she will be successful in whatever she does.
  4. Visit  dsczephyr profile page
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    This should probably be a new thread, but I would encourage anyone who is interested in forensic nursing to become an active member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), and a member of their local chapter, if there is one. I just got back from the IAFN Scientific Assembly in Chicago where I was one of nearly 600 forensic nurses who met to learn and meet each other. And yes, Dan Sheridan was one of a number of very distinguished presenters. I spent an entire day learning from him in an pre-conference all day session about injury recognition in domestic violence victims. Then I had the chance to talk casually with him because he just happened to be in the exhibition booth selling IAFN t-shirts for his chapter next to me, where I was selling things for our chapter. There were lots of impromptu learning opportunities such as that at the assembly. And so:

    If you want to have these kinds of learning experiences, just go www.forensicnurse.org and place your membership - and think about attending next year's scientific assembly:

    International Association of Forensic Nurse's (IAFN) 13th Annual Scientific Assembly
    September 20 - 25, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, DC

    IAFN Goes International in 2006
    International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) 14th Annual Scientific Assembly
    October 4 - 8, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
  5. Visit  alphafe profile page
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    Thanks so much for this wealth of information! I'd love to see this post on several boards (general nursing, OB/GNY, etc.) and I look forward to getting involved with this organization.
  6. Visit  dsczephyr profile page
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    Quote from alphafe
    Thanks so much for this wealth of information! I'd love to see this post on several boards (general nursing, OB/GNY, etc.) and I look forward to getting involved with this organization.

    Sure - I'll post it a few other places. Also, I have the very humbling opportunity to have been invited to be a part of the planning team for next year's IAFN Scientific Assembly. I will most certainly pass on information as it becomes certain and is appropriate to pass on. We are always looking for opportunities for our membership to grow, both in numbers and professionally. Denise
  7. Visit  lutherstudent profile page
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    I am a freshman in college in Iowa, and have been thinking about a career in forensic nursing. If anyone knows where I can find a forensic nurse in my area, that would be helpful.
  8. Visit  Keeley profile page
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    Hi I'm really interested in a career in Forensics but am unsure of where to start to get qualifications to get into the career I want to do & wondered if you could give any advice.
    Also i noticed that you mentioned you were going to hold a seminar & also a 3 day course on forensic, I am extremely interested in attending such courses & was wondering if you were still going ahead with this, if so could you give me some more information.

    Thanks alot
    Keeley.

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