Hello everyone. my name is Zach and i'm new to the site. My career goal has been to become a pharmacist, but I am starting to think that that job is a little boring. My wife is an RN in the ER and she has been trying to convince me to become a nurse. I got my CNA in high school and never worked in the field after i got it. I have been reluctant until i started learning about forensic nursing. I know it is only a tv show, but i really enjoy CSI and was looking into becoming a crime scene investigator. however in my city, there is no demand for them. our police dept only has 2 investigators. So my wife mentioned forensic nursing, and it kinda caught my eye. Could anyone give me some specifics about the job. I have seen on all these websites that you collect evidence, testify in court, could anyone give me scenario of a day in the life of a forensic nurse? Is it in any way like they show on tv? Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks
Nov 9, '06
hello, forensic man and welcome to allnurses.com
so, you are interested in nursing as a career and then forensics as a specialty area, i see. check out the stickies found at the top of this forum for good information regarding forensics, education, etc.
how do i become a forensic nurse/role of the forensic nurse
forensic nursing - is it for you?
the sexual assault nurse examiner - sane
sane program locator in the u.s.a.
hope you enjoy the site and good luck with your career.
Dec 17, '06
What are you doing now? Can it be taylored to forensics?
Investigation of death from a medical standpoint (cause, manner, etc) is done by teh Medical Examiner's office or Coroner's office - not the police. Police are investigating the legal aspect not the medical aspect.
Are you currently a pharmacist? Your experience could be invaluable in assisting on investigations related to drug assisted sexual assaults.
If not in the medical field currently - what are you doing? Can it be shifted?
Apr 29, '07
Im not sure what state your from, but Fitchburg State in Fitchburg Ma has a forensic nursing masters program. One of the students just became the first student allowed to do an intership in the federal prisons. I don't know if that would be anything you would be interested in...?