Hello all! I'm new to allnurses. I'm an LPN and going back for my BSN and am considering forensic nursing. Honestly I thought about leaving nursing until I stumbled across this field. However, it doesn't seem like full time work in this area is an option. Everything seems per diem or part time at the most. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Is there some way to do this full time? Or should I expect to have something on the side too? I'm also not sure it's for me. I've done home health, worked in a group home for MRDD, an LTAC (long term acute care facility) and nursing homes. All became boring and dissatisfying for me. I DO know that reading about forensic nursing made me very excited. I've always had an interest in helping victims of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. And I think I've seen almost every episode of Law and Order SVU and Criminal Intent! May come in handy? :chuckle Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Lita, LPN (low paid nurse