Forensic nursing is an evolving and intriguing health care field encompassing a body of specialty professions that serve unique and critical roles to the health care and judicial systems.
The Academy of Forensic Nursing Science (AFNS) is an international forum for licensed nurses and students of nursing interested or involved in the field of forensic nursing. Nursing specialties include sexual assault, emergency room, forensic photography, corrections, gerontology, nurse coroner/death investigation, social work, community education, nurse-attorney, legal consultant, forensic mental health, research and many other specialties that are regularly emerging.
Save the Date: International Academy of Forensic Professionals and Academy of Forensic Nursing Science in association with American Institute of Forensic Education presents it’s Inaugural Cutting Edge Forensic Conference. Date: April 14-16, 2011. Place: San Diego, California at the Town and Country Hotel. For more information click here or register online today.
Available January 2011… “Forensic Science in Healthcare…” … in her book Connie Darnell provides healthcare professionals with basic forensic information necessary when assessing and managing victims of trauma and criminal behavior; she outlines protocols, guidelines and general principles essential for the identification and collection of forensic evidence. A downloadable CD-ROM containing supplemental diagrams is included. Use the coupon code: 803DA and receive 20% discount when ordering @ www.crcpress.com.
The Academy of Forensic Nursing Science (AFNS) is an international professional, contemporary and affordable member-focused organization representing all specialties of forensic nursing; working toward providing what the forensic professional really needs on a daily basis by bringing nursing science and law together.
Our members are dedicated to the development and expansion of forensic nursing science by advancing theory, clinical practice, scientific principles and education, networking with distinguished forensic scientists. Our forensic professionals share common goals and interests by promoting dissemination of forensic nursing knowledge, integrity, competency, and best practices.
So what is so unique about this Academy? More focused than an association, the Academy provides leaders in the field who establish and evaluate standards, benchmark the highest level of forensic science and related practice, generates new ideas for extending the profession, provides a clearinghouse of useful information regarding contemporary trends and issues in the medical-legal setting, and, examines new scientific discoveries in forensic science.
If you are interested in forensic science and have wanted all of the benefits of a professional organization without the typical organizational structure, Academy of Forensic Nursing Science (AFNS) was developed with you in mind!