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Has anyone ever heard of or attended Kaplan college for forensic nursing? It is a 12 month forensic nursing program and I had undergone a telephone interview.... Read More

  1. by   TigRN
    Pennie - Have you started looking into jobs where your education will be utilized? Such as coroners offices, police, CSI, etc.? I am curious about that aspect. Thanks Trish
  2. by   deltapen
    I haven't gotten so far as to start job hunting but I'm going to be doing some ride-alongs with a local law enforcement agency. I hope to also do externships with the medical examiner, crime lab and prosecuting attorney's office. i'm hoping this will open some doors as well as get some support when I start looking for a job. The midwest is slower than the coasts with opening positions for forensic RN's so I think I'll be doin' some hoofin' before I get any answers. Pennie
  3. by   BarbPick
    Good luck. You need to attend class. View crime scenes. My certificate is approved by the Florida Bar, the Florida BON and a slew of different agencies, Buyer Beware.
  4. by   BarbPick
    Jesus, my entire course, the initial one which designated me a Forensic Nurse Specialist was 500 dollars, are they insane? More than 3 Grand and nothing in person?


    Contact your medical examiner's office. Miami Dade medical examiner's gives it once a year.
  5. by   MARJORIE A. WILLIAMS
    Quote from cna on her way
    Has anyone ever heard of or attended Kaplan college for forensic nursing? It is a 12 month forensic nursing program and I had undergone a telephone interview.
    NO I HAVE NOT, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE.

    MARG
  6. by   siby
    Quote from BarbPick
    Good luck. You need to attend class. View crime scenes. My certificate is approved by the Florida Bar, the Florida BON and a slew of different agencies, Buyer Beware.
    where are some forensic nursing schools?
  7. by   slhuffrn
    Yes I have researched Kaplin, still unsure of the probably of it versus a masters with the certificate. If any one can be more specifia ,besides the money and time I would like to know. Kaplin replied quickly to my application as well as Vanderbuilt. I am still in the exploring mode. any helpful hints or insights?
  8. by   obliviousRN
    Just starting this. I'll let you know how it goes.
  9. by   jmb10se
    Hi cna

    I just enrolled in that program -haven't started yet and have never done an online course,but after 15 years of every kind of nursing possible,i thought it would be good to try something completely different and get out of the hospital settings! Let me know if you decide to move ahead on it! good luck

    jmb10se
  10. by   marimar12
    Quote from BarbPick
    Jesus, my entire course, the initial one which designated me a Forensic Nurse Specialist was 500 dollars, are they insane? More than 3 Grand and nothing in person?


    Contact your medical examiner's office. Miami Dade medical examiner's gives it once a year.

    How long ago did you complete your program? I am very interested. Do you have more info you'd like to share?
  11. by   mrsabradford
  12. by   TMPaul
    Quote from siby
    where are some forensic nursing schools?

    Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee is one.
  13. by   dsczephyr
    For those wanting information on forensic nursing and education, go to: www.forensicnurse.org

    That's where you'll find what you need.

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