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Hopkins Nursing Celebrates Forensic Nurses Week

Posted: 11/12/2010

Forensic Nurses are the first responders to victims of violence and abuse once they enter the healthcare system. On November 8-12, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) celebrated "Forensic Nurses Week" to recognize the nurses who provide exceptional care to victims and perpetrators of abuse and violence.

At the JHUSON, associate professor Daniel Sheridan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Department of Community Public Health, and clinical instructor Joyce Williams, DNP, RN, AFN, co-instruct the post-baccalaureate certificate in forensic nursing program. This online program prepares registered nurses to serve individuals in need of comprehensive forensic nursing assessments and care following intentional injury, non-intentional injury, and disasters. It is based on current published research and evidence-based forensic practices, standards established by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), and current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Training Modules.

"Almost half of our population is impacted directly or indirectly by violence or abuse," said Sheridan. "This week nurses and professionals working in forensics were recognized for the critical work they do."

During the week, forensic nursing exhibits were displayed at the JHUSON and students learned more about forensic nursing opportunities. For more information about the online forensic nursing certificate, contact Sheridan at 410-614-5301, dsherid2@jhu.edu or Williams at 301-992-2742, jwilli14@jhu.edu or contact the Office of Admissions at 410-955-7548, jhuson@jhu.edu.