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    Hi, I'm a nursing student in Canada and have been searching for information on Forensic nursing. This field has always facinated me, and I'm having a bit of difficulty finding anything useful. I came here hoping some of you would have some information to share.

    Most of the information I have come across isn't Canadian so it's hard to go by. I'm more interested in the deceased side of forensic nursing....now one thing I was wondering was if any of you knew if this was easy (job availability wise) to get into or not. I'm not so keen on the SANE part of things, that's just not my thing.

    I'm trying to find where in Canada courses are offered as well. I still have 3 years in my program, and then will gain experience before I actually specialize in this....so I'm assuming things will probably change by then (lol)

    I'm not sure if the courses in Canada are similar to that in the America...in case I study here and work in the States, or study in the States and work in Canada....

    Any help is much appreciated, whether my questions get answered, or if I get steered in the right direction.



    thanks! :spin:

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    Quote from canadian_gal2415
    hi, i'm a nursing student in canada and have been searching for information on forensic nursing. this field has always facinated me, and i'm having a bit of difficulty finding anything useful. i came here hoping some of you would have some information to share.

    most of the information i have come across isn't canadian so it's hard to go by. i'm more interested in the deceased side of forensic nursing....now one thing i was wondering was if any of you knew if this was easy (job availability wise) to get into or not. i'm not so keen on the sane part of things, that's just not my thing.

    i'm trying to find where in canada courses are offered as well. i still have 3 years in my program, and then will gain experience before i actually specialize in this....so i'm assuming things will probably change by then (lol)

    i'm not sure if the courses in canada are similar to that in the america...in case i study here and work in the states, or study in the states and work in canada....

    any help is much appreciated, whether my questions get answered, or if i get steered in the right direction.



    thanks! :spin:
    hello, canadian_gal2415 and welcome to allnurses.com

    i've searced for programs in forensic nursing in canada, but all i've been able to come up with are sane programs. i'm sure you have this link and if you do, i suggest contacting one or more of these entities for information on a forensic nursing program:

    http://www.forensicnurse.org/resourc...ms/canada.html


    try here:

    mount royal college, q311
    48255 richard rd. sw
    calgary, ab t3e 6k6
    888-240-7201 or 240-6755 locally
    email:
    fore@mtroyal.ab.ca



    here is a link to the university of saskatchewan library that contains articles on forensics:

    http://library.usask.ca/usered/cours...rs486_drr.html



    also, contact the intenational association of forensic nurses

    http://www.forensicnurse.org/index.html


    bear in mind, many of these programs incorporate the sane, but that doesn't mean you will do this only. check out the sticky thread i've created at the top of this forum for other links to educative avenues. i'm also fairly certain the courses in canada are very similar if not identical to the ones in the u.s. it will be the laws that are different.

    good luck with your nursing program and in your venture into the world of forensics.

    enjoy the site.
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    You may want to check out this site IAFN.com this is the International Association of Forensic Nurses.. This site is very helpful for understanding the different ways of using your skill..As a matter of Fact the conference is being held in Vancouver this year in Sept..
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    Quote from sanern
    you may want to check out this site iafn.com this is the international association of forensic nurses.. this site is very helpful for understanding the different ways of using your skill..as a matter of fact the conference is being held in vancouver this year in sept..
    hello, sanern and to allnurses.com and the forensic nursing forum

    glad that you agree with me (see my post above) about that link. i feel this will answer most of the op's questions.

    so, i see you are sane. tell us a little about yourself and your career path.

    glad to have you with us. enjoy the site.:caduceus:
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    Quote from siri
    So, I see you are SANE. Tell us a little about yourself and your career path.
    Can any nurse truly be considered sane?

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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    Quote from cyberkat
    Can any nurse truly be considered sane?

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
    No, Kat, they cannot. That is a misnomer.


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