Forensic Nursing Types / Degrees?

  1. I'm still in nursing school and I've become very interested in the idea of forensic nursing. I was torn between the criminal justice and medical fields, but now I realize that I may be able to have the best of both worlds. I just wanted to see if there is anyone out there who can give me a little insight, advice, input, anything would be helpful.

    Also, I couldn't find a school that carried the program so I may have to take online classes. Has anyone out there earned a degree online or at a university in forensic nursing? And if anyone can explain the different types of forensic nursing then that would be great.
    Last edit by Joe V on Dec 30, '16
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  3. by   cheloz
    I've been a forensic nurse since 2005. It's an amazing field and there are many online programs for certificates, and MSNs. DO>IT.

    You will not regret it.
  4. by   Suivezmoi89
    I have been really interested in forensic nursing as well. I just got into nursing school (should begin this summer or fall depending on which program I pick), but for the last three years I have been working with victims of DV and sexual assault. I have met a few SANEs and talked with them for a bit when I was a hospital advocate.

    Do you only do sexual assault stuff cheloz, or something else? The few I have talked to do not do that work full time, it's an on-call situation and they have a full time position elsewhere. Is this your experience?

    Thanks for any info you can give
  5. by   eh14
    Does anyone now about the U Can Riverside certificate program? is that good to become SANE certified?