Forensic Nursing: Applications
Forensic Nursing: Applications is organized by The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (AIHCP), Inc..
Credits: Contact hours of education = 50
This course is the fourth course in the forensic nursing practice program. This course focuses on applications of the role of the forensic nursing in areas of non-traditional practice. Students will examine the role and practice of the forensic nursing in areas of correctional care and government agencies. The role of the forensic nurse as expert witness in court cases will be explored. Community issues such as crisis and disaster will be discussed as focused on roles of forensic nurses. Students will also study and examine current issues related to policy initiatives, policy involvement, and education and research issues for forensic nursing. Course Code: FN 560. Contact hours of education = 50.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Describe the role and practice of the forensic nurse in correctional nursing.
• Discuss factors affecting health care as well as challenges in the correctional setting.
• Identify various prison populations and cultures in correctional care.
• Define and discuss culturally competent nursing in correctional care settings.
• Define and discuss the role of the forensic nurse in expert witness testimony.
• Identify the role of the forensic nurse expert witness in battering cases.
• Define and discuss the disaster cycle.
• Define and discuss the role of the forensic nurse in situations of several types of community and/or national disasters.
• Discuss the issue of conducting a hazard vulnerability analysis.
• Understand the role of the media in cases of forensics and disasters.
• Understand applicable media terminology.
• Describe components of drills and media training.
• Discuss management vs leadership.
• Define and discuss the role of the forensic nurse in a leadership position.
• Discuss issues related to nurses employed in government.
• Define and discuss contemporary issues related to policy development in nursing practice.
• Define how forensic nurses may become involved in policy issues.
• Understand public policy and identification of common issues.
• Define and discuss the policy/process cycle.
• Discuss common issues related to policy and forensic nursing practice.
• Define issues related to education for forensic nurses.
• Define and discuss policies and standards for forensic nursing practice.
• Discuss research initiatives in forensic nursing practice.
• Identify current issues related to future practice.
- Contact Hours : 50
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