The nursing speciality of forensic nursing involves caring for victims and perpetrators of crime while attempting to collect forensic evidence on the circumstances surrounding the incident, acting as part of the legal system while nursing.
The International Association of Forensic Nurses currently offers two professional certifications under its Forensic Nursing Certification Board (FNCB) for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners: the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - Adult/Adolescent (SANE-A) and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - Paediatric (SANE-P).
Additional Training For Forensic Nurses
Forensic nurses help investigate physical and sexual assaults as well as accidental and foul play deaths. Forensic nurses will be trained in medical evidence collection, counseling of victims, and the criminal justice system.
Forensic Nursing Salaries
Forensic nurses make on average $81k/year with the top 10% earning around $140k/year.
Who is hiring forensic nursing graduates?
|May 2013 Nursing Salaries|