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10 Hottest Nursing Specialties

10 Hottest Nursing Specialties

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Forensic Nurse

Forensic Nurses aid law enforcement officials in the investigation of crimes including, sexual assault, homicide, abuse, and assault. These nurses should possess strong analytical abilities that aid them in evaluating the causes of victims’ injuries and the precise methods that should be used to alleviate them.

Average Annual Salary
$56,000

Educational Requirements
RN license – In all States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, students must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass a national licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN, in order to obtain a nursing license. Nurses may be licensed in more than one State, either by examination or by the endorsement of a license issued by another State. The Nurse Licensure Compact Agreement allows a nurse who is licensed and permanently resides in one of the member States to practice in the other member States without obtaining additional licensure.

Search our job listings for forensic nurse positions.

Related Organizations

American Forensic Nurses

International Association of Forensic Nurses

Forensic Psychiatric Nurses’ Association (UK)


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    jollyegirl

    about 3 years ago

    12 comments

    FYI: You don't have to have a bsn to be part of an internship. There are many hospitals that offer them to adn graduates too! Thanks for this. it was interesting! :)

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    Account Removed

    over 5 years ago

    Holistic nursing is the fastest growing area I've seen in years. Great article!

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    COLT

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Another great resource is the Aerospace Medical Association (www.asma.org) and the "Flight Nurse Society" ... a constituent organization of the parent AsMA ... initially founded as a USAF Flight Nurse section ... it now reflects an international membership of civilian and military flight nurses.

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