Forensic Nurse Resume Samples

A Forensic Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) who specializes in the medical and legal aspects of healthcare. The nurses provide medical care and testimony in criminal and civil proceedings. Forensic nurses are involved in the care of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as those injured in accidents, assaults, and other traumatic events and often complete the following tasks as mentioned on the Forensic Nurse Resume – providing death scene investigations and medical-legal death investigations, providing expert testimony in legal proceedings, educating the public and professionals about the legal aspects of healthcare, and maintaining accurate records of clinical and legal findings.

Skills necessary for this position include excellent communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. Additionally, they should have the ability to work closely with law enforcement and medical personnel and be able to provide evidence and testimony in criminal cases. A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is required to become a Forensic Nurse, and many states require additional certification.

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Forensic Nurse Resume

Summary : Seeking a Forensic Nurse position with an organization, to utilize my experience with nursing, counseling, and customer service. Conducted a medical forensic examination, including evaluation for evidence collection, giving compelling testimony in court, and displaying empathy and sensitivity toward survivors of abuse.

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  1. Cared for victims and family members of sexual assault.
  2. Performed head-to-toe assessments, photographed injuries, performed speculum exams and treated patients prophylactic for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.
  3. Attended conferences, and presented at conferences.
  4. Acted as a liaison between law enforcement and social services.
  5. Provided competent care to all patients presenting to the emergency room with concern for sexual assault adult, adolescent, pediatric, and domestic.
  6. Supported DUI checkpoints as required, working independently without local supervision.
  7. Worked PRN one to three various shifts a week in different RN duties and clinics and triage.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            10+ Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Senior
            Education
            Education
            Bachelors In Nursing


            Forensic Nurse Resume

            Summary : As a Forensic Nurse, Worked with medical examiners when victims die. Collected evidence by photographing injuries. Worked with victims of domestic abuse or violence. Recorded vital patient information. Specialized in caring for patients who are the victims of trauma, violence, and abuse.

            Skills : Knowledge of medical and legal procedures.

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            1. Provided comfort and psychosocial support to victims of violent crimes and their families/significant others.
            2. Collected and preserved evidence that’s admissible in court (e.g., victim’s clothing, bullet(s), and other physical samples).
            3. Carried out risk assessments, deliver training, and provide consultation to staff working with service users with learning disabilities who have offended or are at risk of doing so.
            4. Supported the Forensic Specialist Nurse to operationally manage the qualified and non-qualified staff and associated processes.
            5. Ensured the required physical resources are in place to deliver these interventions and will be involved in projects that improve service quality and effectiveness.
            6. Worked within multi-disciplinary teams as a valued member of staff, working alongside other nurses, HCAs, and psychologists.
            7. Worked with the specialist forensic nurse and clinical lead to ensure the effective and timely delivery of the Offender Group Treatment programs delivered at Brooklands Hospital and clinical interventions for people with learning disabilities with forensic needs in the community, following relevant protocols and procedures.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            7-10 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Management
            Education
            Education
            Bachelors In Nursing


            Forensic Nurse Resume

            Summary : As a Forensic Nurse, Administered medication and treatment. Talked to patients about their health history. Assisted physicians in their procedures. Assisted physicians and patients from emergency rooms to women's clinics. Nurses with forensic experience are vital in hospital settings.

            Skills : Communication, Interpersonal.

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            1. Coordinated the health care, and nursing employed in relation to the offender programs and FACTT-LD team, directed and supported by the Forensic Specialist Nurse, and in liaison with offender group supervisors.
            2. Organized the physical resources required to run the offender programs.
            3. Contributed to the development and delivery of training to carers and staff from a range of agencies working with people with learning disabilities with forensic needs.
            4. Provided consultation to others in a range of agencies health, social care, third sector, probation) in relation to people with LD who have forensic needs.
            5. Undertaken direct assessment with, and provided direct interventions to, service users, either through group or individually tailored interventions aimed at reducing the risk of offending.
            6. Attended all relevant meetings and supervision in relation to this work and travel as required.
            7. Experienced in undertaking assessments in relation to offending behavior, analyzing the resulting information, and giving opinions on this.

            Years of Experience
            Experience
            7-10 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Management
            Education
            Education
            Bachelors In Nursing

            Forensic Nurse Resume

            Summary : As a Forensic Nurse provided direct patient care in a wide variety of settings and will serve as a liaison between the medical and legal communities. Conducted physical and psychological assessments, provide crisis intervention, and make referrals to appropriate resources. Collected evidence, documented findings, and testify in court when necessary.

            Skills : Organizational, Time Management.

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            Description :

            1. Worked with victims of crimes to make sure that they are healthy, healing, and have all of the emotional support that they need.
            2. Gathered evidence and comprised investigation reports, and even give testimony in some cases.
            3. Worked with people who have dealt with domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse, as well as psychiatric patients, law enforcement, and public health organizations.
            4. Provided comfort and support for victims of violent crimes.
            5. Worked in diverse conditions and dealt with emotionally charged issues.
            6. Combined nursing knowledge with investigative and counseling skills.
            7. Collaborated with experts in other disciplines.

            Years of Experience
            Experience
            7-10 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Management
            Education
            Education
            Nursing Degree

            Forensic Nurse Resume

            Headline : As a Forensic Nurse, Treated physical injuries & help investigate crimes such as sexual assault, physical assault, and accidental death. Spend in a traditional hospital emergency room, helped determine any immediate signs of foul play.

            Skills : Planning, Nursing.

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            Description :

            1. Provided quality nursing care to patients in a forensic setting.
            2. Promoted a safe and secure environment for patients, staff, and visitors.
            3. Protected the rights of patients and ensured their privacy is respected.
            4. Collaborated with other members of the healthcare team to provide comprehensive care.
            5. Educated patients and their families about their health conditions and treatment options.
            6. Consulted, cooperated, and communicated with law enforcement agencies.
            7. Focused on promoting the best for the client, ensuring that the client’s needs are met, and protecting the rights of the client.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            Nursing Degree

            Forensic Nurse Resume

            Objective : As a Forensic Nurse, Provided support to survivors and their families. Gathered and submitted evidence for criminal investigations. Coordinated with law enforcement and testify in court. Performed physical examinations. Assisted in autopsies. Provided testimony in court.

            Skills : Treatment Planner, Planning.

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            1. Consulted, cooperated, and communicated with law enforcement agencies.
            2. Responded to the scene of the crime, accident, or death.
            3. Collected evidence either from a crime scene or from interaction with the victim. Some examples of evidence include debris, bodily fluids, blood/tissue samples, skin, hair strands, swabs for DNA analysis, clothing, and bullets.
            4. Conducted interviews with the victim/patient, their family, or witnesses.
            5. Performed wound care or provided other types of nursing care.
            6. Worked with victims of domestic or sexual abuse; Reported cases of assault or abuse to Law Enforcement Services or Child Protective Services.
            7. Connected with law enforcement and legal teams to help victims Provide testimony in court cases.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            Nursing Degree

            Forensic Nurse Resume

            Objective : As a Forensic Nurse, Performed complete forensic examination and collection of forensic evidence of sexually assaulted and physically assaulted victims and Detailed forensic documentation. Maintained chain of custody with evidence and Emotional support of the sexually and physically assaulted victim; Provided testimony as a fact witness in a court of law.

            Skills : Court Law, Planning.

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            Description :

            1. Assisted the client cope with stressful problems, for her to have an improved personal and interpersonal relationship.
            2. Investigated pieces of evidence, obtained findings, and documented vital information.
            3. Initiated lifestyle modifications that involve the nursing care plan.
            4. Taught the client about health promotion and maintenance.
            5. Forged, led, and motivated outstanding healthcare teams that provide top-quality patient care.
            6. Provided expert witness testimony; Examined victims' bodies; Conducted forensic photography.
            7. Handled crime scene evidence;  provided an important connection between healthcare and the criminal justice system. 

            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            Nursing Degree

            Forensic Nurse Resume

            Objective : As a Forensic Nurse collaborated with doctors, emergency medical technicians, and other healthcare professionals when treating traumatized patients. Reassured patients and described injuries in a way that would make them grasp their condition.

            Skills : Healthcare, Nursing.

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            1. Saw how patients behave and interact with others, such as family or staff, and wrote those observations down.
            2. Used methods like family therapy, music therapy, or art therapy to treat patients.
            3. Used the information acquired to testify as an expert witness in court.
            4. Collected evidence pertaining to deaths and possible homicides.
            5. Gathered victims' medical and social histories from their doctors and relatives.
            6. Acted as a bridge between the health care field and the legal system.
            7. Examined patients to assess and collected evidence of trauma and injuries before referring them to the next stage of medical treatment.

            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            Nursing Degree

            Forensic Nurse Resume

            Objective : As a Forensic Nurse, responsible for working with victims of crimes, collecting medical evidence, and providing knowledgeable testimony that can be used in court proceedings. Drawn from a variety of disciplines like nursing, forensic science, and the legal system. Played an integral role in connecting the worlds of medicine and law.

            Skills : Medical Skills, Time Management.

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            1. Helped psychiatrists evaluate patients’ mental states during court proceedings by assisting with the evaluations.
            2. Evaluated individuals psychologically to ascertain their mental state.
            3. Gathered information about patients’ symptoms, health status, and details about their medications, allergies, and other problems that may be relevant to therapy.
            4. Kept confidentiality and discretion at all times.
            5. Monitored patients’ behavior to ensure they are safe and following treatment regimens.
            6. Provided professional forensic nursing advice.
            7. Provided a suitable community referral for a patient who has been the victim of intentional violence based on the patient’s needs.

            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            BS In Nursing

            Forensic Nurse Resume

            Objective : As a Forensic Nurse, worked side by side with victims of crime, as they gather evidence, treat injuries, and provide vital support to patients. Attended forensic nursing training.

            Skills : Mental Health, Collaborative Skills.

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            Description :

            1. Acted as a link between the legal and healthcare systems.
            2. Preserved can mean the difference between a violent criminal walking free or being given a prison sentence.
            3. Assisted people who are through adversity or experiencing emotional breakdowns.
            4. Interviewed individuals to determine their mental health, including asking about their symptoms, pressures in their lives, history of psychiatric treatment, and any other details relevant to diagnosis.
            5. Collaborated with the emergency room doctor, social worker, advocates, emergency room nurse, and police enforcement in the area where the attack occurred.
            6. Checked in with the patient after discharge to see whether their requirements have been fulfilled and if they require more referrals for ongoing medical or psychiatric care.
            7. Developed a detailed, tailored plan of care in collaboration with auxiliary staff to stabilize mental illness symptoms and helped the client understand the legal system so they can cooperate with their lawyer.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            2-5 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            BS In Nursing