What is Forensic Nursing?
Forensic Nursing is the application of nursing science to public
or legal proceedings; the application of the forensic aspects of
health care combined with the bio-psycho-social education of the
registered nurse in the scientific investigation and treatment of
trauma and/or death of victims and perpetrators of abuse, violence,
criminal activity and traumatic accidents.
The forensic nurse provides direct services to individual clients,
consultation services to nursing, medical and law related agencies,
as well as providing expert court testimony in areas dealing with
trauma and/or questioned death investigative processes, adequacy
of services delivery and specialized diagnoses of specific conditions
as related to nursing.