Forensic Nursing Career Paths


According to Colleen O’Brien over at

“Forensic nursing is multifaceted. There are coroners’ offices, domestic violence [settings], and nurses who work in a hospital or clinic setting. There’s the sexual assault subspecialty, and that includes children, adolescents, adults, male, female, and elderly. The majority of SANE programs across the country are hospital-based, although you will find programs in district attorneys’ offices, rape crisis centers, and there are a couple [of community-based programs] that work out of YWCAs.”


Can you think of any other settings where Forensic Nursing Certification may be of value?

As Forensic Nursing comes into it’s own as a professional practice and discipline, what are some of the things that can be done to create and maintain an accepted set of “standard practices”?

One Response to “Forensic Nursing Career Paths”

  1. rcasa Says:

    Visit us (Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault)

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