Forensic Nurses
Education

 "Going to my first Scientific Assembly was a huge eye-opener. I realized how many peers I have in the practice and I made important friendships and professional relationships."

Jennifer M. Meyer, RN, BSN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Anchorage, AK

Forensic Nursing Education Guidelines

Purpose

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.

Available

Printed copies are available in the Forensic Nurses Store. Below, we offer downloadable copies at no charge.

Components

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).

Additional Materials

We support the United States Department of Justice, National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners (2006).

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