Have any of you taken the Certified Forensic Nurse exam? - page 3
My question, have any of you taken the CFN certification exam that is offered through the American College of Forensic Examiners International? If so, does the Kaplan on-line Nurse forensic course... Read More
Apr 8, '06 by SHEILA_BJust a few questions for the Forensic Nurses, if you have time. What are some of the different areas a Forensic Nurse can work? Are the law related agencies open to working with you? Not that it's top prioty but how good is the pay?
Apr 21, '06 by KatnipQuote from SHEILA_BSiri has posted some excellent links and information on this thread that can answer most of your questions.Just a few questions for the Forensic Nurses, if you have time. What are some of the different areas a Forensic Nurse can work? Are the law related agencies open to working with you? Not that it's top prioty but how good is the pay?
Apr 21, '06 by KatnipIt might be just me, but it seems that people are getting their certifications confused here.
The CFN is not the same as the courses that offer certificates in forensic nursing.
CFN is a certificaiton that requires 5 years experience as a nurse. It is similar to being certified in any nursing specialty such as the CCRN or CEN.
The certificate courses are educational certificates that are offered in many industries. They provide specialty education after a certain number of credits.
May 31, '06 by bahamabreadI have a question. I have my certificate in Forensic Nursing. I'm kinda disappointed because this certificate doesnt really give me any authority to practice in any other capacity than a RN. I may have more knowledge in certain areas,,,,,,,,,,but certificate doesnt equal job opportunities. ( Or maybe I dont know about them?) However I want to be a SANE nurse. Where do I go for this. And if I could have become a SANE nurse without my certificate..........then basically I wasted 3,000 dollars?
Jun 1, '06 by sirI, MSN, APRN, NP AdminQuote from bahamabreadhello, bahamabread,i have a question. i have my certificate in forensic nursing. i'm kinda disappointed because this certificate doesnt really give me any authority to practice in any other capacity than a rn. i may have more knowledge in certain areas,,,,,,,,,,but certificate doesnt equal job opportunities. ( or maybe i dont know about them?) however i want to be a sane nurse. where do i go for this. and if i could have become a sane nurse without my certificate..........then basically i wasted 3,000 dollars?
education is never wasted.
check out this thread in this forum. will answer some of your questions regarding sane:
the sexual assault nurse examiner - sane
Jun 28, '06 by Danielle RNQuote from cmspedsrnSame here. I was accepted into Kaplan's FN program straight out of nursing school (after I got my RN license, of course). I have finished the program, and now I'm waiting for my certificate. It was a great experience.i just started the kaplan course, and i don't have any emergency room experience, and i was accepted into the program. infact, i am just a case manager for the health dept. in florida.
Jan 20, '10 by NCSchoolNurseI was wondering what the certification exam was like for the SANE Nurse? Was it extremely hard or did your training prepare you adequately? I hated the NCLEX and other certifications I have taken and swore I would never take another one but I am very interested in becoming a SANE nurse. Let me know what you thought about it.
Jan 20, '10 by lifeistweetKaplan is a business and I'm sure they will accept any RN's $3000! Just a thought. peace