Need help with a paper re: nursing specialties - page 2

Heya Folks, I've got to write a paper in my Technical Report Writing class about my "current or future career". So, my basic idea is a general overview of nursing specialites. But I could use some... Read More

  1. by   Mattigan
    Originally posted by vettech
    What can you tell me about forensic nursing? Is this what I think it is, real CSI type stuff?
    It is more about caring for the victims, although you do have to learn to contain a crime scene and the masters program in forensic nusing at Central State in OK makes you take tons of DNA stuff. The Forensic nursing MS requirements are also:
    Psychiatric Forensic Nursing
    Sexual Assualt Forensics
    Child Abuse Forensics
    Domestic Violence Forensics
    Death Investigation
    Bloodstain Pattern Analysis I
    Practicum in Clinical Forensics

    The director is Robert O. Bost, Ph.D.
    University of Central Oklahoma
    Department of Chemistry, Box 88
    100 North University Drive,Edmond, OK 73034
    Phone 405-974-5732

    www.chemistry.ucok.edu

    The program is unique in that you can go Nursing,Criminalistics or Technical Investigation so it is just not nurses in the core classes- just those listed above.

    The core classes everyone takes are:
    Ethics & Testimony
    The Constitution and Criminal Process
    Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction
    Physical Aspects of Forensic Science
    Biological Aspects of Forensic Science

    Probably more than you wanted to know.- Sorry.
    Last edit by Mattigan on Feb 12, '03
  2. by   vettech
    Originally posted by Mattigan
    It is more about caring for the victims, although you do have to learn to contain a crime scene and the masters program in forensic nusing at Central State in OK makes you take tons of DNA stuff. The Forensic nursing MS requirements are also:
    Psychiatric Forensic Nursing
    Sexual Assualt Forensics
    Child Abuse Forensics
    Domestic Violence Forensics
    Death Investigation
    Bloodstain Pattern Analysis I
    Practicum in Clinical Forensics

    The director is Robert O. Bost, Ph.D.
    University of Central Oklahoma
    Department of Chemistry, Box 88
    100 North University Drive,Edmond, OK 73034
    Phone 405-974-5732

    www.chemistry.ucok.edu

    The program is unique in that you can go Nursing,Criminalistics or Technical Investigation so it is just not nurses in the core classes- just those listed above.

    The core classes everyone takes are:
    Ethics & Testimony
    The Constitution and Criminal Process
    Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction
    Physical Aspects of Forensic Science
    Biological Aspects of Forensic Science

    Probably more than you wanted to know.- Sorry.
    Actually, this is exactly the type of post I'm after. You (and some of the others) are really helping me see the basics of the specialty so I can figure out if/how to address it in the paper.

    Are there RNs who focus on nursing in areas that traditionally are associated with other certifcations? For instance, could a nurse specialize in working with nuclear medicine patients? And are there enough nurses that enter such specific areas as to warrant a few paragraphs in my paper?
  3. by   NurseGirlKaren
    Don't forget the Cath Lab! (Ok, personal plug there, sorry) Cardiology, IV Therapy.

    Nurse consultants (kind of falls under what Agnus was referring as to educator of patients)

    And please don't forget all those nurses working in physician offices/outpatient clinics! Outpatient surgical centers!
  4. by   vettech
    Originally posted by NurseGirlKaren
    Don't forget the Cath Lab! (Ok, personal plug there, sorry) Cardiology, IV Therapy.

    Nurse consultants (kind of falls under what Agnus was referring as to educator of patients)

    And please don't forget all those nurses working in physician offices/outpatient clinics! Outpatient surgical centers!
    Tell ya what - On Thursday I have to write my official proposal for this paper complete with outline. I'll post the basic version of the outline here so y'all can see where I'm going with it and you wonderful folks can make suggestions.

    Now I'll just have to figure out how to put this kinda thing in my "works cited" page.
  5. by   NurseGirlKaren
    Originally posted by vettech


    Now I'll just have to figure out how to put this kinda thing in my "works cited" page.
    Nah. I'm not a reference!!
  6. by   susi_q
    Here's another for you that I haven't seen mentioned yet... parish nursing. I think it technically falls in the community health heading - but is really broad and independent. Every church/congregation is different in what services they offer, but typically deals with education, advocacy, screening, facilitating. A parish nurse focuses on the promotion of health within the context of the values, beliefs and practices of a faith community. It was first introduced in 1985 (although informally health services have been part of the church since the beginning). Put "parish nursing" into a search engine to find some good resources. http://www.uu.edu/unionite/summer02/parish.htm has a good overview of one program. Your paper sounds like a great experience. Good luck.

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