The Forensic Nursing Series
The Forensic Nursing series of online courses provides healthcare professionals with information about caring for victims of violence and sexual assault. These individual forensic training courses are designed for forensic nurses or other health care professionals seeking to expand their knowledge. This training is intended to improve the healthcare response to victims of violence using a patient-centered forensic approach.
Individual Courses for Continuing Education Credit
Individual courses in the Forensic Nursing program are designed to provide all nurses and other health professionals with an overview of essential aspects of nursing care provided to victims of sexual assault. They provide step-by-step explanations, videos, interactive learning activities, and case studies to enhance your understanding of this complex content. State and nationally renowned experts authored each course and reflected current practice trends in Forensic Nursing practice.
You may access and enroll in any courses in the sequence that best matches your learning needs. A passing score on the post-test and completion of the evaluation for each course provides continuing nursing education credit (CNE) and contact hours.
Courses include: ($35 each)
Forensic Nursing Adult Series
- 1. Introduction to Forensic Nursing
- 2. Introduction to Sexual Assault
- 4. Anatomy and Physiology for the Sexual Assault Examination
- 5. Interviewing the Sexual Assault Patient
- 9. Forensic Injury Identification and DocumentationForensic Nursing Adult Series: 14. Strangulation Overview
Forensic Nursing Pediatric Series
- 1. Introduction to Pediatric Sexual Assault and Child Sexual Abuse
- 6. Principles of DNA and Forensic Evidence Collection
- 9. Pediatric Sexual Assault: Photodocumentation
About the Program
The Forensic Nursing courses are designed to provide healthcare professionals with comprehensive training and education to expertly care for pediatric and adult victims of sexual violence or assault. Each online course is authored by state and national experts and contains detailed explanations, videos, interactive learning activities, and case studies which will enhance your ability to use your professional knowledge and skills to meet the complex needs of these patients.
The Piedmont Area Health Education Center, in conjunction with the Cone Health Forensic Nursing Program, developed these courses in partnership with Duke Endowment, North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, FPG Child Development Institute, California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center and the California District Attorneys Association.
Project development team:
Deborah Flowers, MSN, CPNP
Christopher S. Golding, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Lisa Guy, RN, BSN, CCRN
Lauren Honeycutt, MBA
William (Tripp) Minich, BS
Ann North, RN, BSN
Karen Phillips, MFA
Catherine H. Rossi, MSN, FNP-BC, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN
Lindsey Strickland, RN
Karen Zeliff, MLS
Traci Zema, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P