Forensic Nurses

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Forensic Nursing: Child Abuse
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network state that every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. In 2007 there were 248,300 victims of sexual assault (US department of Justice).

Sarah, a girl who dealt with abuse while at a friends house said, “At 11 my best friends step father raped me. I had went and stayed there for the night and he must have thought that I was an easy target. I'm 17 now and it has changed me life completely.” (Dancing in the Darkness, “Survivors”).” Forensic Nursing is one of the most promising occupations in the United States, the emergence for the need of nurses in the community benefits the place to make lives better. While a judge and jurors are
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Forensic nurses in the emergency room help make the victim feel safe and comforted (A Helping Hand to Rape Victims). Forensic nursing coursework and training typically include identification of wounding such as bruises, include training in recognition of patterned wounds, and injuries in various stages of healing. Forensic nurses are trained to objectively, record a complete chronology of the injuries from the victim, patient, parent, legal guardian, or caregiver; Forensic nurses are often skilled at crime victim photography. They also provide a medical testimony in court and provide consultation to legal authorities (E Notes, “Forensic Nursing”). Forensic nurse examiners are gaining recognition in the court system as good sources of evidence, which leads to higher conviction rates and fewer crime scene errors(How to Become a Forensic Nurse). It is said that when a victim is being examined it would be easier for the minority women to be comforted by a SANE who is of their color(the case for forensic nursing). Statistics show that about 50% of the victims treated are African American and about 20% of the victims treated are Latina while the other 30% are Caucasian(The Case for Forensic Nursing). To earn a Forensic nursing degree you have to first become a registered nurse. Most schools that offer a forensic nursing program with 2-year graduate-level courses award a Master of

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