Explore Forensic Nursing Programs
If you are a licensed RN that is interested in pursuing a career as both a victim advocate and crime solver, a forensic nursing program may be the right choice for you. As a forensic nurse you may be called to crime scenes to aid law enforcement in the collection of evidence, take blood and tissue samples, and to treat the victims of assaults or accidents. A forensic nursing career is a fast paced and growing field that offers the opportunity to take your nursing expertise to the next level in the world of crime and investigative science.
The typical forensic nursing program will cover topics such as forensic toxicology, traffic medicine, dealing with hostility, and physical evidence in assault cases. Forensic nursing degree graduates may find employment in a number of places including medical examiners’ offices, law enforcement agencies, social services, and special hospital units. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median national annual salary for registered nurses is $66,470. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors. National long-term projections of employment growth may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
If you think a forensic nursing career may be right for you, request free information from the Forensic Nursing Schools listed below.