Forensic Nurses Week: November 7-11, 2016
Forensic Nurses Week is organized by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, a nursing association representing more than 3,600 registered nurses, death investigators, other forensic medical professionals, correctional officers, and law enforcement in over 24 countries. To celebrate, these professionals will raise awareness in their communities by displaying posters in their facilities, educating their colleagues about the practice, and wearing lilac—the designated color of forensic nursing.
Check out all of the AWESOME resources available to help you celebrate.
- Download one of our colorful banners to post on your website.
- Send a thank-you note to a forensic nurse or how about a certificate of appreciation for sharing their compassion.
- You can contact the media with our 2016 Press Release or personalize your own Individual Press Release
- Or, email your local representative to bring awareness to the specialty.
All of this and more are now available in the 2016 Planning Guide
Forensic Nursing Excellence
Recently we sent out a call to members to recognize their peers. This Peer Recognition program honors those forensic nurses that are active members of the Association. Many of whom help by providing preventive services, policy development, influencing legislation, and collaborating with other healthcare, social services, and criminal justice system professionals to enhance the care of their patients.
Members of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (Association) witness their colleagues perform exceptional community outreach. We want to recognize these outstanding forensic nurses for bringing awareness to the specialty and compassion to their patients.
Help us recognize these outstanding forensic nurses who have been recognized by their peers in 2016:
Aloisio Olimpio | Alisha Blazevic | Andrew Mahoney | Christi LaPrairie | Cynthia Wathen | Donna King | Elizabeth Walters | Gloria DiSalvatore | Heather Crites | Heidi Breese | Holly Renz | Jaclyn Jackson | Jane Rutty | Jennifer Breads | Jessica Albers | Kathleen Houston | Kathryn Keaton | Kaylin Dawson | Lt. Ada Dee | Mary Cole | Misty Hunter | Patty Metzler | Rita Silva | Shayne Wheeler | Stephanie Langley | Teresa Ross | Tess Cartensen | Zenaide Medeiros |
About Forensic Nursing:
Forensic Nursing, as outlined in the Forensic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, is the practice of nursing globally when health and legal systems intersect.
"Forensic Nurses play an integral role in bridging the gap between law and medicine. They should be in each and every emergency room"
Joseph Biden, Vice President, United States
from Forensic Nursing: a Handbook for Practice