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IAFN Mission Statement

The mission of the IAFN is to provide leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science.

Be an Author!

We welcome your article submissions to On the Edge. Consider it one of our primary avenues for networking and expanding the focus of forensic nursing practice and development. Please share your forensic nursing expertise with interested readers and colleagues around the world.

If you are a first time author or are simply not attune to writing do not let this be a deterrent from sharing your expertise. We make every attempt to ensure your article reaches the appropriate audience and provide support and assistance whenever possible. See our Author Guidelines.  When you send in an article, whether it is a case study, a research study, regional news or anything else, we want to be sure you are appropriately recognized. To this end, please include your name, credentials, type of work place, city and state along with three or four lines about yourself, as we include a brief bio at the end of every article .

Your contact information should include your name, address, and telephone and fax numbers, email address. Please be certain the information is accurate,as we may need to contact you for additional questions or clarification on your submission and its publication.

Guidelines and Style

The newsletter follows the style guidelines of the Psychological Association Publication Manual, 4th Edition. For assistance or additional questions, please contact the managing editor.


If you would like to discuss content or ideas, or if you already have an article prepared, please contact:
Janean Fossum, BSN, RN, CDDN
IAFN On The Edge Managing Editor
Nurse Consultant-Forensic Nurse
Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse
P.O. Box 11053
Eugene, Oregon 97440

Submission Timeline

Issue Number Submission Deadline Publication Date
Volume 18 Issue 1 March 1st March 31st
Volume 18 Issue 2 June 1st June 30th
Volume 18 Issue 3 September 1st September 30th
Volume 18 Issue 4 December 1st December 31st
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