July 6th, 2007 | You're Being (Web) Paged
I am hooked on forensics. I love the real life crime shows, the docu-drama’s on MSNBC, and the science behind it. Did you know that nurses are also specialists in forensics?
Just ask Kathleen Ecklelt, RN, FNE. She has a blog Forensics Talk that has excellent information relating the field. This blog written by a forensic nursing instructor has interesting posts about issues facing forensic nurses.
One of the most common areas of forensic nursing is within SANE. SANE stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, and those who are trained to systematically collect biological and DNA evidence while providing sensitive nursing care. This website provides a comprehensive overview of SANE nursing.
Want more information? Go to the American Forensics Nurses website or the International Association of Forensic Nurses site. If you are interested in becoming a forensics nurse, check out this page of schools which includes online programs.