Forensic Nursing Careers
Forensic Nurse: Forensic Nurses are registered nurses who provide care to the victims of violence. Forensic Nurses also assist police instigations by collecting evidence and giving consultation services to other medical personnel, law agencies and the Courts.
There are many career paths within the forensic nursing arena. Some are as follows:
- Forensic Clinical Nurse Specialist.
- Forensic Nurse Investigator.
- Forensic Psychiatric Nurse.
- Nurse Coroner.
- Sexual Assault Nurse.
- Legal Nurse Consultant.
- Forensic Gerontology Specialist.
- Correctional Nursing Specialist.
Where they work: A Forensic Nurse’s work is mainly laboratory based, but also involves traveling to various Prisons, Crime Scenes, Morgues, Police Departments and Hospitals. Forensic Nurses are often required to appear in court to give expert their expert opinion.
Qualifications: As with all other specialist nursing areas, earning certification demonstrates your knowledge and professional commitment to your career. The Forensic Nursing Certification Board (FNCB) of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) offers the following certifications:
- SANE-A - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners / Adult/Adolescent
- SANE-P - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners / Pediatric.
Find a Nursing School near you: Use the Further Your Career zip code search box, to find schools and colleges in your area that offer nursing programs.
Below is a list of some of the various types of medical nurses / assistant nurses: