forensic nursing


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forensic nursing

a nursing specialty involving provision of care to victims of crime, such as sexual and other types of assaults, as well as collecting evidence, performing certain types of death investigations, and working with prison inmates.

forensic nursing

(1) The application of the nursing process to public or legal proceedings.

(2) The application of forensic aspects of healthcare combined with the biopsychosocial education of a registered nurse to the scientific investigation of trauma, and/or death related to medicolegal issues—e.g., violence, criminal activity—and traumatic accidents.

forensic nursing

The application of forensic aspects of health care combined with the biopsychosocial education of the registered nurse in investigation and treatment of trauma, and death of victims and perpetrators of violence, criminal activity, and traumatic accidents within the clinical or community institution. See Sexual assault nurse examiner.

forensic nursing

A subspecialty of nursing requiring formal preparation (a master's or other postgraduate degree) in which nurses conduct sexual assault examinations and participate in a wide variety of other legal matters affecting health care.
See also: nursing
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LATEST NEWS FROM THE ASSOCIATION The International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) is pleased to announce the arrival of its first-edition Core Curriculum for Forensic Nursing.
Where courts find victim statements to SANEs describing their sexual assault to be non-testimonial, they recognize the dual nature of forensic nursing but do not allow the investigatory background to the interview to overtake the primacy of a medical purpose.
Nurses have been practicing forensic nursing informally for decades.
However, the training of these nurses is occurring at an extremely slow pace and not all tertiary institutions offer the forensic nursing course.
The certificate, offered in an executive style format that includes online and limited on-site coursework, prepares nurses to assume leadership roles in forensic nursing practice, research, policy development, and education.
In 1996, it became the first college in the United States to offer a master of science degree in forensic nursing.
A discussion by Anita Hufft on the conceptual framework of forensic nursing is exceptional.
I get that all the time," says Kristin Schaer, a forensic nursing student at Quinnipiac who orchestrated the fake hospital scene as part of her final graduate presentation.
2) A relatively new field in the criminal justice arena, forensic nursing originated in the early 1990s.
Kaplan College will offer career-advancing online degree and certificate programmes in business, information technology, criminal justice and paralegal studies, as well as certificates in financial planning, legal nurse consulting, forensic nursing, life care planning and case management.
The conference will consider field, laboratory, and court applications of criminalistics, forensic pathology, and forensic nursing within the context of cases and issues of national interest.
It is being published to "help advance the frontiers" of this "new science" and to be "a forum through which professionals in alt forensic nursing specialties can come together to exhange ideas," Virgo said.

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