How to get in to Forensic Nursing - page 3

by Jackie F. | 12,676 Views | 26 Comments

Hi there - I have ten years experience in nursing, most recently in the operating room, and would like any info on how to get into Forensic Nursing. Any help appreciated!... Read More


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    You are doing the right thing researching early, most high school students wait until last minute.
    I am interested in doing forensic nursing also, so i payed a visit to www.forensicnursing.com. They offer a wide variety of information on this subject. I read that you can have only an associate's degree and still receive your SANE certification. Good luck with it.

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    Hey Everyone!
    My name is Ilia and I'm 17 and am going to be Senior in High School. I know I'm a little "young" to probably be here but I figured that I need help so I should go to the "EXPERTS". I live in Florida and I'm VERY interested in becoming a Forensic Nurse. I wanted to be a Crime Scene Investigator when I first saw the show CSI (kinda silly), but when I started taking Health Science 1 and Medical Terminology (Dual Enrollment) this past year I realized that I wanted to go into nursing. So I decided that I could go for an occupation that I can do two things that I want to do in my life, that's when I came across Forensic Nursing. I want to help people but then thing is I want to go to a 4 year university right when I graduate but in order to do that, I have to already have B.S. Degree and I can get my A.S. Degree next year while I'm a senior. What can I do to help myself "jump the gun?"
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    The American College of Forensic Examiners certifies Forensic Nurses. They put on great conferences and have quality programs. You can check it out at www.acfei.com. Definitely worth looking into.
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    Try also volunteer for your local police department. Also some police department have something like a Citizen Academy for the public that usually last anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks and you learn everything about the police department (also good way to network).

    -Dan
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    A girl I went to nursing school with wanted to go into forensics and she was thinking of the FBI route. Just an idea.

    melissa
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    i really wish there were more schools that taught forensic nursing. I live near Chicago and there arent toomany options in the area. Also after starting class approx how long does it take to finish. Thanks girls for all your help!
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    i really wish there were more schools that taught forensic nursing. I live near Chicago and there arent toomany options in the area. Also after starting class approx how long does it take to finish. Thanks girls for all your help!
    Have you looked into the online course by Kaplan? I am a legal nurse consultant, and their are several nurses on my legal nurse listserve who are forensic nurses, and have taken this class. They have said that it is an excellant course. Gail Newman is the owner of the legal nurse listserve, and she has posted on this board in the legal nurse section. Go to, "legal nurses at yahoo", or post a question on the legal nurse section of this specialty board. Hope that this helps.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN, LNC
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    Thanks for the info, I will follow up on it. Yes I took the Kaplan course and was disappointed in the second half of the program. It was mostly a repeat from my last year of the BSN program. I am currently enrolled in a MSN program. THe research I did kept asking for nurses with a MSN and psychology.



    QUOTE=lindarn]Have you looked into the online course by Kaplan? I am a legal nurse consultant, and their are several nurses on my legal nurse listserve who are forensic nurses, and have taken this class. They have said that it is an excellant course. Gail Newman is the owner of the legal nurse listserve, and she has posted on this board in the legal nurse section. Go to, "legal nurses at yahoo", or post a question on the legal nurse section of this specialty board. Hope that this helps.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN, LNC[/QUOTE]


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