Forensic nursing is the specialty in which the medical/nursing world and the legal world intersect. Forensic nurses may work as sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE), coroner’s investigators, and correctional nurses, or offer consulting services as expert witnesses.A forensic nurse begins her career by becoming a registered nurse. She may have an associate degree, nursing diploma, or bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). For those who are planning a nursing career, the BSN is probably the best option.
Forensic course content will include the neurobiology of trauma, child and elder maltreatment, dating violence, intimate partner violence, strangulation, sexual assault, commercial sexual exploitation, technology-facilitated sexual violence, perpetrator behaviors, death investigation, and court testimony.
This course is designed for nurses who want to expand their training and knowledge beyond the education acquired as a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) and forensic nurse