I have never seen anything that indicated forensic nurses were sent out into the field.Where do they actually work?Are they sometimes sent into the field to oversee a crime scene and collect evidence?I dont know if this is stupid to ask,but I will ask it anyway.Thank you.
I doubt that a nurse would work at a crime scene collecting evidence. The nurse would be responsible for collecting evidence from the patient who has presented as a victim of a crime, whether it's sexual assault, domestic assault, etc. Injuries are evaluated and documented, any physical evidence collected (like a rape kit), and anything else involved with patient care. Remember, these are nurses
who have additional training and education.
What is Forensic Nursing? - International Association of Forensic Nurses
Thank you.I now understand the real meaning of forensic nursing.They are still pronounced as nurses and deal with evidence of the body then that of a crime scene,but the job is equally as important.This clears up my question a little bit.Thank you.