sexual assault nursing
0Aug 21, '06 by 1st editionSexual assualt nursing is what I want to do. Has anyone ever done this type of nursing? I realize it will be a difficult job. It is an on-call position and unfortunately there must be a victim before you are called in. A difficult job for many reasons. Does anyone know if one must be a BSN or will ADN suffice? What is the pay? I would do it for free but am interested in hearing from nurses doing this type of work.
0Aug 21, '06 by LilRedRN1973Do a search for Forensic Nursing and many of your questions will be answered. We don't have many Forensic RN's in the area where I live, but I've been interested in forensic nursing since I had school clinicals where I was able to work next to one. I gathered a lot of information from this board and from questioning the one I had clinicals with. Good luck!
Melanie = )
0Aug 21, '06 by traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS AdminThis is funny. I just received a flyer in the mail on Saturday from our state's attorney's office. In IL they are the ones that sponsor SANE training - a 40 hour class plus internship. I used to work in a level one ER and did forensic exams (before SANE training was available). Good luck. If you live in IL, PM me and I'll give you the details.
0Aug 21, '06 by sirI, MSN, APRN, NP Adminthank you for the redirect folks.
1st edition, i moved your thread to the forensic nursiing forum. check out these threads:
how do i become a forensic nurse/role of the forensic nurse
forensic nursing - is it for you?
the sexual assault nurse examiner - sane
glad to read of your interest in forensic nursing. if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to post here in this forum. good luck.