Opportunities at IAFN


About the International Association of Forensic Nurses

The International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) is a professional organization of more than 6,000 nurses from 25 countries who provide specialized healthcare for patients impacted by violence and trauma. The Association establishes the standards of practice for forensic nursing; defines and advances the global research agenda to enhance forensic nursing’s evidence-based response; develops, promotes, and disseminates information about forensic nursing science; and serves as a global network for forensic nurses to exchange ideas, serve as mentors, and enhance their practice. Additionally, the Association offers board certification for sexual assault nurse examiners who care for Adult/Adolescent (SANE-A®) and Pediatric/Adolescent (SANE-P®) patients. For more information, visit www.forensicnurses.org

Our values

IAFN believes in paying its employees a wage that is competitive and equitable. We recognize that our reputation and brand as a global leader in forensic nursing is a direct result of our incredibly talented staff. As such, we seek to demonstrate how much we value our team through a compensation model that recognizes the level of responsibility, effort and expertise that each role demands. While IAFN recognizes the value of education and certifications and requires specific licensure and credentials for certain roles, we also highly value the unique expertise developed through lived and professional experience outside of formal educational settings. We seek to build a team that reflects the same diverse makeup of our membership and the patient populations who our members serve. We also acknowledge the long-term and ongoing impacts of the systemic, institutional oppression of women, people living with disabilities and people who identify as a part of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, gender non-conforming, immigrant and other historically marginalized communities. Therefore, wherever possible, IAFN does not require specific education or other similar credentials to be considered for a position. IAFN does not accept higher education, which has barriers to access for many communities, in lieu of relevant experience. Rather, IAFN prioritizes skills and experience and to avoid replicating systems that reinforce inequities. Further, we are committed to supporting our employees’ professional growth through mentorship and professional development opportunities. IAFN aims to provide clear pathways for advancement through transparent communication about the responsibilities and expectations associated with each employment grade, including the required competencies and professional experience to advance to that role.


How we work

IAFN fosters a culture inspired by the results-only work environment model, or ROWE. ROWE is a work culture that prioritizes outcomes over time spent on tasks. At IAFN, employees are generally given the freedom to work with a high level of flexibility in terms of schedule and location, as long as they meet their goals and objectives.


Join us

Some candidates may see a long list of job requirements and feel discouraged because they don’t match every single bullet point – we suggest, please apply anyway. We don’t believe in a “perfect” candidate, so if you believe this is a role that you’ll be excited to work in every day and you are passionate about providing exceptional support to other forensic nurses please apply.
We strongly encourage survivors of violence, women, people living with a disability and people who identify as a part of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, gender non-conforming, immigrant and other underrepresented and/or institutionally oppressed communities to apply.
IAFN is an equal opportunity employer. IAFN prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information