Forensic and Legal Nursing

A Forensic Nurse takes care of patients who have been victims of sexual abuse, assault and violence. They play a vital role in both our healthcare and criminal justice systems. They may also help their communities by working side by side with pathologists and coroners to identify accurate causes of death and ensure accurate reporting of vital statistics and epidemiology trends. Forensic nurses normally work in hospitals and local law enforcement but some nurses work with non-profit organizations that serve victims of crime by providing free or low-cost medical care. Forensic nurses can earn ranging from $46,500 to $91,160 annually. However this may vary depending on their credentials, city, state, organization and country. The average salary for a Legal Nurse Consultant is $48.58 per hour and $75,249 per year.

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