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How do you become a Forensic nurse?

I am highly interested in the field of forensic nursing but don't feel like there is much information on ir. What do the jobs of Sexual Assault Examiners, and Forensic Nurse Death Investigators entail? Can you be a Forensic Nurse practitioner? And what does it really take to enter this field?

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JOHN’s Answer

Hello:

Amazing career choice and a uniquely gifted imprint to think of endeavoring into.

Information to deepen your thoughts inside:
https://nurse.org/resources/forensic-nurse/

- "Step One: Earn your nursing degree".
- "Step Two: Take the RN licensing exam".
- "Step Three: Gain relevant experience": "Forensic nursing employers most often will prefer that you have prior clinical nursing experience. A background in medical-surgical, pediatric, or psychiatric nursing (for nurses wishing to pursue forensic psychiatric nursing) is a good start.".
- "Step Four: Consider a forensic nursing certificate program".
- "Step Five: Apply for an advanced degree program".
- "Step 6: Determine how to pay for your advanced degree".

Also, this URL: https://www.forensicnurses.org/page/whatisfn

Appreciation into your path.

God Bless,

John German
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Marie’s Answer

To become a sexual assault nurse examiner(SANE) has a week long course. I do not know if you need to be a nurse to shadow one, to see if it is something you want to do. There is grant money to help pay for classes. You also need experience doing pelvic exams, normal and abnormal anatomy. Then you complete a certain number of exams with preceptor. SANE nurses are on call and get paid per exam , in my area. Death examiner ( forensic death investigator) is through coroner's office and I know nothing about that except normally a BSN and experience is needed.
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