How to Gain Experience??

  1. Hi Everyone! I'm in college pursing my Nursing degree. I'm certain that I want to go into Forensic Nursing, but I'm not sure if I want to be a SANE or FNE. I've had a good bit of SANE experience with children, (volunteering with my local hospital) but what I'm really looking for is FNE experience. Exactly how do I go about this? I'm willing to shadow, intern, volunteer, whatever! I'm located near Birmingham, AL. Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   Pixie.RN
    How can you be a SANE if you're still in the process of pursuing your nursing degree? I'm confused. What kind of SANE experience is it that you have?
  4. by   katokailyn
    Hi! I think you misunderstood me. I'm in college and I know that I want to become a Forensic Nurse- I did not claim that I am one, yet. =) I merely stated that I have already volunteered/shadowed SANE Nursing. I have experience specifically with SANE-P (I volunteered/shadowed under the Forensic Nurses at my local Children's Hospital. I'm looking for FNE experience to see if I would prefer that route. Thank you.
  5. by   Pixie.RN
    Yes, it was the part that said "I've had a good bit of SANE experience with children" that threw me off. Thanks for clarifying.
  6. by   katokailyn
    Sorry for the misunderstanding! Do you have any suggestions to gain FNE experience?
  7. by   Pixie.RN
    I would see if there is an IAFN chapter close to you and see if they have any resources. Let us know what you find!