Forensic Nursing Education Guidelines
Education guidelines serve as a standardized body of knowledge regarding a particular area of forensic nursing practice. They specify the minimum level of instruction for each area of practice. Practitioners, teachers, and other leaders in the forensic nursing profession have developed and reviewed, and endorse these Forensic Nursing education guidelines.
Printed copies are available in the Forensic Nurses Store. Below, we offer downloadable copies at no charge.
Education guidelines typically:
- define the patient population;
- establish a minimum duration of instruction;
- include recommendations for trainers or educators;
- set forth a detailed content outline; and
- specify recommendations for clinical preceptorship (if any).
We support the United States Department of Justice, National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners (2006).