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Forensic Nursing: Theory & Practice I

Contact Hours : 50

Organized by :   The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (AIHCP), Inc.

Specialities :   Nursing, Forensic Science

Conference Summary

Forensic Nursing: Theory & Practice I is organized by The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (AIHCP), Inc..

Credits: Contact hours of education = 50

The forensic nursing specialty is the application of the forensic aspects of healthcare combined with the bio/psycho/social/spiritual education of the registered nurse in the scientific investigation and treatment of trauma and/or death of victims and perpetrators of 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 questioned death investigative processes, adequacy of services delivery and specialized diagnoses to specific conditions as related to nursing (Lynch,1991). 

This is the first course in the forensic nursing practice continuing education curriculum. It presents the elemental concepts pertaining to the development of forensic nursing practice as a scientific and artistic discipline which delves into the intricacies of the justice system and of the healthcare system.  The forensic registered nurse will need to understand the foundational concepts to discover the relationship between clinical nursing practice and forensic science. Concepts of Forensic Nursing Science, as well as theories and applications are presented. Students will study the history and development of the specialty as well as the epidemiology of violence. Course Code: FN 500. Contact hours of education = 50.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Recognize forensic nursing science as a specialty discipline in professional nursing practice.
• Identify the various roles of nurses within the forensic nursing practice framework.
• Describe the organization of forensic nursing theory.
• Associate advance forensic nursing practice to environment, human beings, health, and the practitioner’s nursing functions.
• Examine the definition and issues concerning the epidemiology of violence.
• Discover the significance of multidisciplinary collaboration in forensic nursing practice.
• Distinguish the value of sociocultural considerations and transcultural understanding in forensic nursing practice.
• Determine ethical factors in forensic nursing practice.
• Realize the basic concepts of the American justice system.
• Acknowledge the legal procedures in criminal and civil cases.

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  • Contact Hours : 50
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