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

  1. Visit  SHEILA_B profile page
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    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?
    Thanks
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  3. Visit  Katnip profile page
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    Quote from SHEILA_B
    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?
    Thanks
    Siri has posted some excellent links and information on this thread that can answer most of your questions.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f20/how-...se-145702.html
  4. Visit  Katnip profile page
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    It 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.
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  5. Visit  bahamabread profile page
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    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?
  6. Visit  sirI profile page
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    Quote from 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?
    hello, bahamabread,

    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
  7. Visit  Danielle RN profile page
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    Quote from cmspedsrn
    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.
    Same 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.

    Dee
  8. Visit  NCSchoolNurse profile page
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    I 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.
  9. Visit  lifeistweet profile page
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    Kaplan is a business and I'm sure they will accept any RN's $3000! Just a thought. peace


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