Forensic Nurses as Medical Examiners - page 2

I was wondering what the requirements for and the possibilities are for a Forensic Nurse to become a Medical Examiner or Coroner? It is my understanding that this career is usually held by doctors.... Read More

  1. by   Heather_RN
    This is definitely a state by state thing...and even county by county. Here is a link to a county in Oregon that has the only Nurse Chief Deputy Medical Examiner. She is a also a SANE nurse and does state SANE stuff. I believe she has a masters or maybe a post bachelor type certificate...unsure which. The county I am from only uses law enforcement and a physician which is a huge bummer. I think this is still a very new field and as people retire nurses look more appealing.