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    Hi... I find what you all are talking about to be interesting. I, too, am a male and deeply inetrested in Forensic Nursing... I too have been running the criticism regarding a male's place in sexual assault... I know men and boys are victims as well... I understand the notion that women may not want a male nurse and that is respectable... but I think there is a place for male nurses... I am currently finishing up my last semester in my BSN program and wish to get a Masters in Forensic Nursing...

    Something inetrested happened today... I was talking to a SART program Coordinator about the field and she explained to me that she has seen in a few cases where male victims do not want to be examined by a male nurse... but i am not going to let that discourage me in my education or pursuit in Forensic Nursing... I currently have a degree in Criminal Jsutice and a certificate in Forensic Science, and think that my skills can be utilized on either a practical level and/or prevention and education level...

    So even if you cannot build a career in performing test, your certification and advanced education will hopefully allow you educate and teach others... you are still providing a wonderful service toward the cause...

    My plan right now is to finish my degree...work for a ED, while pursuing my Masters Degree in Forensic Nursing...and then possibly Law School to be a sex crime prosecutor or PhD in public Health because this issue is a public problem....

    So I say good luck and dont stop until you are satisfied with what you are doing

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    Hi my name is Mario and I am in my last semester of nursing school (getting my BSN)... I am very interested in Forensic Nursing and have been in the process of trying to become one since high school... Recently, and actually today, I have been talking to different agencies and individuals regarding the field, and I am getting a little discouraged by some my research.

    1) There appears to be no concrete way to actually become a Forensic Nurse... despite some of the few school who offer Masters of Nursing with a Forensic Nurse emphasis... I have found that the programs require SANE experience or license...

    2) Some people have told me to get a Master while other contradict getting a Masters unless I waant to be an Advanced practioner (they feel the masters isnt necessary)

    3)The last problem I have been running into, but is completely understandable, is my ability to work after going through all this training... I have been told by friends, social workers, and even some practicing nurses that a lot of victims female and male who have been sexually assault do not want to be examined by a male nurse and/or physician...

    I would like to know what you all think about it...



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