Forensic Nursing anyone?

  1. Hi, my name is Sheena and I am 17 years old and I'm about to finish my junior year of high school. I'm at the point where I need to be deciding on the college that I want to attend. I have my heart set on going into forensic nursing. I did a term paper on forensic nursing for my anatomy class and as I learned all the components involved I was sure that I could do it. I know that it's a narrow field, and there aren't many jobs for forensic nursing in the US...yet. If anyone knows how I can find my way to becoming a forensic nurse I would love to hear any information. I've been looking on the internet to see what kind of majors I should be looking in, but I feel like I'm getting no where. Please help!!!!
    ~Sheena
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  3. by   MereSanity
    Well. I don't have any info for you but I too have thought about forensic nursing or even working in the morgue. Yes, people give me odd stares but I think it's interesting. Hubby thinks I am so wierd that I get excited when the morgue show comes on...lol. Good luck to you!



    Quote from Sweetems1231
    Hi, my name is Sheena and I am 17 years old and I'm about to finish my junior year of high school. I'm at the point where I need to be deciding on the college that I want to attend. I have my heart set on going into forensic nursing. I did a term paper on forensic nursing for my anatomy class and as I learned all the components involved I was sure that I could do it. I know that it's a narrow field, and there aren't many jobs for forensic nursing in the US...yet. If anyone knows how I can find my way to becoming a forensic nurse I would love to hear any information. I've been looking on the internet to see what kind of majors I should be looking in, but I feel like I'm getting no where. Please help!!!!
    ~Sheena
  4. by   AnthonyD
    Honestly, I'd never heard of forensic nursing before I read your post. But now I'm looking into what its all about... you've got me intrigued!!
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    I Know A Nurse Who Is Taking A Paralegal Course...she Is Just Getting Started In Course So Don't Know What She Will Be Doing...talk With Your School Adviser
  6. by   moonbunnie
    here is a list of schools that have forensic nursing programs...i assume most of them are masters degree programs, but i havent really looked at any of the school websites. hope it helps

    http://www.allnursingschools.com/fin...=Find+a+School
    Last edit by moonbunnie on Jun 8, '04 : Reason: oops forgot the link
  7. by   Sweetems1231
    Thanks for your comments. I am going to talk to my student adviser and see what she tells me. Thanks for all your help.
    Sheena
  8. by   eirthjona
    Hi all
    I found a journal artical on it where doing some research for uni essay.if you would like it email me.
  9. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from Sweetems1231
    Hi, my name is Sheena and I am 17 years old and I'm about to finish my junior year of high school. I'm at the point where I need to be deciding on the college that I want to attend. I have my heart set on going into forensic nursing. I did a term paper on forensic nursing for my anatomy class and as I learned all the components involved I was sure that I could do it. I know that it's a narrow field, and there aren't many jobs for forensic nursing in the US...yet. If anyone knows how I can find my way to becoming a forensic nurse I would love to hear any information. I've been looking on the internet to see what kind of majors I should be looking in, but I feel like I'm getting no where. Please help!!!!
    ~Sheena
    If you want to be a forensic nurse, start with nursing. After that, there are graduate programs in forensics.
  10. by   ayndim
    Quote from Navy-to-Nurse
    Honestly, I'd never heard of forensic nursing before I read your post. But now I'm looking into what its all about... you've got me intrigued!!
    I was curious too. Here are somethings I found in my search. Sounds like a good certification for any nurse to have.


    http://www.webspawner.com/users/jrfo...ensic2001.html

    http://www.forensicnursemag.com/articles/2a1feat5.html

    http://www.forensicrn.com/

    http://www.nurseweek.com/features/98-7/forensic.html
  11. by   Farkinott
    Quote from Sweetems1231
    Hi, my name is Sheena and I am 17 years old and I'm about to finish my junior year of high school. I'm at the point where I need to be deciding on the college that I want to attend. I have my heart set on going into forensic nursing. I did a term paper on forensic nursing for my anatomy class and as I learned all the components involved I was sure that I could do it. I know that it's a narrow field, and there aren't many jobs for forensic nursing in the US...yet. If anyone knows how I can find my way to becoming a forensic nurse I would love to hear any information. I've been looking on the internet to see what kind of majors I should be looking in, but I feel like I'm getting no where. Please help!!!!
    ~Sheena
    Is it possible for you to post a piece about what forensic nursing is please? I have no idea what you mean!
  12. by   ayndim
    Quote from Farkinott
    Is it possible for you to post a piece about what forensic nursing is please? I have no idea what you mean!
    The websites I posted in my previous post give some good descriptions of forensic nursing.

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