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- Aug 8, '06 by PalmoI was wondering, as well.
I am a LPN who is currently bridging to RN...
I am in an ASN program right now but am planning on getting my BSN in the near future.
Right now I just want to get the RN ...
How does the pay scale compare to other types of nursing...
I always gravitate to the atypical...Psych, Correctional etc....
- Aug 8, '06 by PalmoRe: Forensic being like Correctional:
There is sometimes a need but for the most part it is not the same... ej. rape does happen there, of course...genetic testing etc.
Alot of it is nurse and MD visits, emergencies, chronic care, meds, treatments. We have multiple MDs, pysch.people, HIV counselors, NPs/PAs etc. , as well as religious folks that come in.
It depends on the facility.
- Sep 10, '06 by pedinurseguyDoes anyone know of any Forensic Nurse programs in Texas, or in any neighboring states?? If so that would be great. I live in West Texas and am interested in this field. Thank you.
- Sep 10, '06 by kcoleman18I noticed that it was pointed out that Kaplan issues a certificate but not a certification. What exactly is the difference?
- hello, kcoleman18 and welcome to allnurses.com
certification generally refers to an earned credential that demonstrates the holder's specialized knowledge, skills, and experience.
certification differs from a certificate program, in that the latter is usually an educational offering that confers a document at the program's conclusion.
1. results from an assessment process that recognizes an individual's knowledge, skills and competency in a particular specialty
2. typically requires professional experience
3. awarded by a third-party, standard-setting organization, typically not for profit
4. indicates mastery/competency as measured against a defensible set of standards, usually by application or exam
5. standards set through a defensible, industry-wide process (job analysis/role delineation) that results in an outline of required knowledge and skills
6. typically results in credentials to be listed after one's name (sane, onc, ccrn)
7. has on-going requirements in order to maintain; holder must demonstrate he/she continues to meet requirements
1. results from an educational process
2. for newcomers and experienced professionals
3. awarded by educational programs or institutions often for-profit
4. indicates completion of a course or series of courses with a specific focus (different than a degree granting program)
5. course content determined by the specific provider or institution, not standardized
6. usually listed on a resume detailing education, but does not award credentials
7. demonstrates knowledge of course content at the end of a set period in timeLast edit by sirI on Sep 11, '06
- Quote from pedinurseguydoes anyone know of any forensic nurse programs in texas, or in any neighboring states?? if so that would be great. i live in west texas and am interested in this field. thank you.hello, pedinurseguy and welcome to allnurses.com
good to have you with us.
i'm not aware of forensic programs in texas. check out the links i've provided and you might be interested in an online program.
hope you enjoy the site.
- Sep 11, '06 by kcoleman18Siri,
Thank you for answering my question and thinking of me especially on a day when so many others should be thought of and not forgotten.
- hello, kim,
today is a difficult day for many.......your words ring so very true.
glad i could help. if you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
- Sep 20, '06 by NursesdsBecoming a forensic nurse, really depends on your state. Currently there is not a national certification body in place, so each state does things differently, and even calls forensic nurses different things. SANE, FNE, SANC, SAE, SAFE are all basicly the same thing.
- Sep 22, '06 by `M3.this very helpful because im still considering this as a branch of nursing i may want to do