forensic nurses

  1. Hi! A nurse came to talk to my class about forensic nursing, and I was wondering about it. Any suggestions on professional organizations or schools/training programs that could give me more information concerning 1) how you become a forensic nurse and 2) a look at what they do on a daily basis, would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from saturnpeach
    Hi! A nurse came to talk to my class about forensic nursing, and I was wondering about it. Any suggestions on professional organizations or schools/training programs that could give me more information concerning 1) how you become a forensic nurse and 2) a look at what they do on a daily basis, would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
    Hello and Welcome to Allnurses.com

    Great to have you with us. The world of forensics is most interesting.

    Check out the Forensic Nursing forum here at Allnurses:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f20/

    And, this link from the American Forensic Nurses association:

    http://www.amrn.com/

    And, this is a list of Forensic nursing programs at www.Allnursingshools.com

    http://www.allnursingschools.com/fea...ic-nursing.php

    There are others, but, this should tweak your interest. Enjoy!!
  4. by   saturnpeach
    Wow! Thanks for those links. They are really informative!
  5. by   Kelden17
    My name is Kelly and I am currently a nursing student in AZ. I am pursuing a career into forensic nursing. I have done a little research and what I have found out is they require you to be an RN for 5 years and then you can get your SANE certification (Sexual assault Nurse examiner). I am currently taking some forensic classes at my college and they are very interesting. I figured it would give me some insight on the subject. My instructer works at the Phoenix crime lab and he said a good way to get some experience is to volunteer at the local rape/domestic violence shelters.
    Does anyone have any other information they would like to share?
    Kelly

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