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    Posted: 29 April 2008 at 2:28am
I am currently working in Hong Kong, but am thinking about moving back to the UK at the end of the year and am very interested in Forensic nursing. I have been qualified for 10 years and have mainly A&E experience- E/F Grade. I have minimal forensic experience when I worked in Sydney.

Are there many positions out there or do they prefer an certificate in this field? (is this easy to obtain?)

Many thanks for you help,

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  Quote Pure Maiden! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2008 at 9:29pm
Hi Jane and welcome to Nurserve,

I personally cannot help you with your enquiries about forensic nursing and as you may have noticed yours is the only post here in this topic

Your obviously well qualified and goodness me you seem like your well travelled!

I know there are specific web sites for forensic nursing and it may help if you look at some police forums for help with this question?

Good luck.
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Hi Jane,

from my own personal experience, you wouldn't get a job as a MH nurse without a certificate in mental health.

I worked for 4 years as a healthcare support worker (medium secure forensic) before being 'seconded' 3 years ago for my nurse training. Jobs that do exist within my workplace with your experience are within Primary Healthcare. The only downside is these jobs are VERY difficult to get into as there are only 3 PHC nurses where I work, and we are one of the largest medium-secure hospitals in the country. Saying that, that is only my experience within mental health services. It may be different elsewhere.

If it is mental health nursing that you want to do, we have recently employed a general nurse as a healthcare support worker. She is currently wiating for her results and has been told she can do a conversion/course (either 12 or 18 months, I cannot remember off the top of my head I'm afraid), so this route is open to you. If you would like any more info, just ask. Good luck anyway. Mark
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 September 2008 at 5:27pm
I work as a forensic nurse in one of the largest high security establishments so ask away if i can help i will.
You dont have to have been a MH nurse our establishment and most i no of have a good mix of LD,MH and Adult nurses.
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  Quote Jane31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 September 2008 at 4:55am
Hi Fish!

Its good to know you can be an RN in forensic work. Do you think it would be best to approch a prison/units with my CV? Where do you go to look for forensic jobs? Do you know of any good units around the south west?

Many thanks,

Jane : )

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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 September 2008 at 11:10am
HI Jane, great to no there are like minded people like me. where i work we have just taken on 3 new staff and 2 were RGN and one MH nurse.
Tell where you live and i will work out the best place to apply for vacancies and who to approach. If you want i will even have a peek at your CV to make sure it says what they will be looking for.
Hope i have been of help and let me no if you want me to do anything else.
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Hi I am a newly qualified registered sdult nurse I have been working in surgical day unit in theatres coming up to a year in July, I have a degree in social anthroplogy and I worked for 8 years at Rape Crisis I would really like to work within forensic nursing and have no idea how to go about this, any ideas at all would be helpful.
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  Quote Lulu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 2009 at 2:22am
there are two different types of forensic nurses..

there are forensic MH nurses who deal with the perpertators of the crimes usually within a prison setting and although you can be adult trained they often prefer for you to MH or dual qualified.

the other nurses are forensic sexual health nurses who generally deal with the victims of rape and serious sexual assaults by taking swabs etc... some people find this role quite hard as you are often used as a witness so you have to maintain and fairly neutral attitude with the victims when a lot of nurses would want to offer emotional support where as your really just there for the fact taking and they get referred on to counsellors etc for the emotional fall out. you need to be adult branch trained and usually have a background in sexual health... which tends to require a family planning cert or other study say in GUM.
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  Quote Flutterby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2010 at 11:59pm
Forensic Nurses can also work in police custody suites.
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Great jobs .

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Tell where you live and i will work out the best place to apply for vacancies and who to approach.
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You might be interested to look at www.forensic-jobs.net as there are some nursing jobs among other things.
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