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by bubbasmom bubbasmom (Member) Member

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i just found out about forensic nursing. does anyone know someone in this field? what does their job consist of? how much do nurses in this field earn?

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drmorton2b has 2 years experience and specializes in Sub-Acute/Psychiatric/Detox.

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Fitchburg State University has a MSN program for it.

That is about all I know. I think some work for Medical Examiners and as SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners).

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suanna has 30 years experience and specializes in Post Anesthesia.

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A friend of mine did this for a while but never finished her certification. All she did was rape kit-rapekit-rape kit.... She got so burnt out in a few mos that she was ready to leave nursing. Not to mention she had a progressively lower and lower opinion of men in general. Talk about a depressing job!

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tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

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Moved to Forensic Nursing forum.

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I had a nursing book that talked about nurses being forensic examiners, criminalists, profilers, and hostage negotiaters as if they could do this rather easily. Sure, a nurse could do that, but so could a trash man. What I'm saying is it's just something you're going to have to have a lot of further training and/or education for...to the point you're not a nurse anymore you're a examiner, criminalist, profiler, or HRT member all of which people are lined up to do.

I just laugh at this field and think it's so far out there that why even consider it nursing? I've got nothing against it. I'm a police officer.

I'm not judging. If there are nurses here that do those things then a big pat on the back. That's cool. I admire it. I really do...well not criminalistics. Getting sperm off an oven it doesn't do it for me. No way in the world would I be a CSI member, which in real life is Nothing like the show.

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