How to get in to Forensic Nursing

  1. 0 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!
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  3. Visit  Jackie F. profile page

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    From 'Portland, Oregon'; 53 Years Old; Joined May '04; Posts: 5.


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  4. Visit  NEPHRONRN profile page
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    I Am An Er Rn Also Trying To Enter Into
    Forensics, I Think That Becoming S.a.n.e Certified Is The Best Start.
    S.a.n.e Stands For Sexual Assault Nures Examiner I Would Check To See If Your Hosp Has A Program Or Check With Local Law Enforcement For More Info Also Check The Local College For Info As They Might Have A Program ... Good Luck Nephronrn
  5. Visit  TRichter profile page
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    I am currently enrolled in the forensic nursing class through Kaplan. From the research I have done the class is a large requirement. There are a lot of web sites you can visit also. IE forensicnurse.org,offfice of victims of crime, SATI Sexual Assault Training, Forensictrak are just a few of them. The course is very interesting and imformative. Cal state is now offering one online also. If you find out anymore information please share it.
  6. Visit  kate912 profile page
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    Quote from TRichter
    I am currently enrolled in the forensic nursing class through Kaplan. From the research I have done the class is a large requirement. There are a lot of web sites you can visit also. IE forensicnurse.org,offfice of victims of crime, SATI Sexual Assault Training, Forensictrak are just a few of them. The course is very interesting and imformative. Cal state is now offering one online also. If you find out anymore information please share it.
    How did you like the Kaplan course? I am considering enrolling. I currently do forensics for long term care/geriatric cases which I have found very interesting and yes, I earn a good income. Please let me know.
    Thanks
  7. Visit  DBHRN profile page
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    Quote from kate912
    How did you like the Kaplan course? I am considering enrolling. I currently do forensics for long term care/geriatric cases which I have found very interesting and yes, I earn a good income. Please let me know.
    Thanks
    I am a SANE and operate through our ED. I am currently employed by a Children's hospital so most of our exams are naturally related to children. I have never heard of the Kaplan course. Is this SANE training or is this something else. I am also interested in knowing what type of forensics you do in long term/geriatric care. Thanks
  8. Visit  panurse101 profile page
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    you said you presently do forensics in ltc/geriatric's. that is interesting, im not a whole lot familiar with forensics..especially with ltc. What exactly is it that you do, and how did you get into a field like that in ltc.
  9. Visit  veetach profile page
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    I am also a SANE nurse, member of IAFN and working towards a SANE-A certification. There are many avenues available for nurses in the world of forensic nursing you just have to find your niche. Unfortunately, the jobs are not as plentiful as the number of nurses wanting to fill them. With the introduction of CSI Miami, and Law and Order SVU on tv lots of people have the bug. Good luck and hang in there!
  10. Visit  WhisperingEchos profile page
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    Hi, My name is Alicia! I'm 17 and graduating in a year and a half from high school! I'm considering Forensic Chemistry and then Forensic Science! I'm not to sure on what to do! I've contempleted the idea of being an ob gyn nurse for a while now! I love kids and figured that would be a good field to go into! I'm so confused on what to do! I'll be the only one to go to college in my family therefore, my family has not a clue how to deal with anything and they don't understand! I was hoping that one of you or all of you could help me out! It would mean a great deal to me if you could just maybe suggest something or give me information! I just don't know what to do
  11. Visit  kerri212 profile page
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    Hi Alicia,

    If you want to become a nurse, you must enroll in an associate, diploma, or bachelor degree porgram. If you do decide to become a nurse, you can always consider the specialty of forensic nursing in the future. It is becoming very popular. Why don't you contact local colleges and see if they can give you some info on their nursing problems. Maybe some of the professors you speak to will be familiar with forensic nursing and can enlighten you. Also, read the posts on this bulletin for more info on this specialty. Good Luck! PM me if you'd like.

    Kerri



    Quote from WhisperingEchos
    Hi, My name is Alicia! I'm 17 and graduating in a year and a half from high school! I'm considering Forensic Chemistry and then Forensic Science! I'm not to sure on what to do! I've contempleted the idea of being an ob gyn nurse for a while now! I love kids and figured that would be a good field to go into! I'm so confused on what to do! I'll be the only one to go to college in my family therefore, my family has not a clue how to deal with anything and they don't understand! I was hoping that one of you or all of you could help me out! It would mean a great deal to me if you could just maybe suggest something or give me information! I just don't know what to do
  12. Visit  WhisperingEchos profile page
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    I will thanks! I going into nursing! I just don't know what field I want to go into after that!
  13. Visit  TRichter profile page
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    I work at a children's hospital in Los Angeles and was told that our forensic team is made up of Social Workers and MDs. I am looking to find a job in forensics outside the acute setting. Any ideas?
    Quote from DBHRN
    I am a SANE and operate through our ED. I am currently employed by a Children's hospital so most of our exams are naturally related to children. I have never heard of the Kaplan course. Is this SANE training or is this something else. I am also interested in knowing what type of forensics you do in long term/geriatric care. Thanks
  14. Visit  DBHRN profile page
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    Quote from TRichter
    I work at a children's hospital in Los Angeles and was told that our forensic team is made up of Social Workers and MDs. I am looking to find a job in forensics outside the acute setting. Any ideas?


    As you can see, I am in the same position. I promise if I hear of ANYTHING I will let you know. Good luck with the search. :uhoh21:
  15. Visit  pbell profile page
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    Hello my name is Pateika.. I'm a nursing student and I'm also taking up criminology.. I want to specialize in Forensic nursing.. Pls if anyone have any information,pls share.. Thank you


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