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Forensic Nursing: Home

This is a guide for Forensic Nursing students to assist in researching, writing, learning, networking, and more

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This guide seeks to assist the research efforts and support the clinical practice of Duquesne University Forensic Nursing students. It brings together selected relevant Gumberg Library resources and additional websites.

Some of the links connect to resources that are only available to current Duquesne University students, faculty, and staff. These resources will require your Duquesne University ID number or MultiPass credentials if you are working off-campus.

What is a forensic nurse?

A forensic nurse is a healthcare professional who works with cases where the health care and legal systems intersect. Forensic nurses work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community anti-violence programs, corrections institutions, and coroner’s and medical examiners offices.

Nurses work with patients whose injury or death are a result of either intentional or unintentional violence.

In addition to the normal role of caring for the patient's medical needs, forensic nurses also collect evidence to provide a medical testimony for the legal system. Forensic nurses also have special training and skills in injury identification and evaluation.

What are the major topics of this guide?

This guide is organized into six main parts- Home, Research, Writing, Learning, Networking, and Duquesne.

The Research section divides farther into five separate categories.

  1. Databases,
  2. eBooks/Books,
  3. Evidence Based Practice,
  4. Drug Information, and
  5. Mobile Resources

The Writing section contains resources, services, and other guides to help you write more effectively.

The Learning section provides links to online tools. This section is divided into four sections.

  1. Anatomy,
  2. Continuing Education,
  3. Government, and
  4. Victims and Forensic Science

The fifth section, Networking, is divided into three sections to assist in career development.

  1. Accreditation/Certification,
  2. Employment, and
  3. Professional Organizations

Finally, the Duquesne section supports Duquesne's FNP students with information about the department, student organizations, and requirements.

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