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What does a Forensic Nurse do?
A Forensic Nurse assist law enforcement by collecting evidence that can be used at court. Forensic Nurses help victims and/or perpetrators of a crime, violence, or distressed accidents. They collect information about the type of wounds the victim or perpetrator has in order to prove in court that the incident that occurred was what either the victim or perpetrator said that occurred. Forensic Nurses can branch of into a specific area so that they can specialize in the one area.
A Day as A Forensic Nurse
Education and Levels of being a Forensic Nurse
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Forensic Nurse
- Senior Forensic Nurse
In high school the most recommended career pathways you should take are Healthcare Science and or Cluster Therapeutic Services. For RN training you will have to get an associates degree in nursing, a bachelor of science degree in nursing, or require a diploma after completing a two- or three- year hospital nursing program. For Forensic Nursing training will include law enforcement investigation, wound identification, court testimony procedure, and a couple more things depending on what specific Forensic Nursing area you wish to look into.