Forensic nursing is the branch of nursing in the field of criminal law, oriented to victims of sexual violence, death investigations, consultant or expert witness, and expert clinical diagnosis and to provide physical and psychological care to victims of violence.
Branches of forensic nursing science does not exist in Indonesia, while in America this science began to develop in 1992, which confirmed through IAFN convention (International Association of Forensic Nurses), and in 1996, the ANA (American Nurses Association) was officially acknowledged in this field of nursing science .
To specialize in the field of forensics, the nurse must obtain a degree RN (Registered Nurse). RN is a nursing graduate who has passed the competency test and registered as an American nurse.
S2 programs for forensic nursing is also called the Masters in Forensic Nursing the Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill, MA, USA. While the S3 program, called the Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Forensic Nursing a campus located in The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN, USA.
In career development nursing, forensic science is in great demand by American nurses, because it works part-time or on call and then a big salary that reached 26-100 dollars per hour, if the location and the difficult situation then salary of 400 dollars per hour.
Keep up with the reality of the above, as compared with the Indonesian state, that forensic science is still in the respective fields of medical (doctors), with the growing development of information technology and the increasing degree of economy Indonesian people, hopefully make the Indonesian nurses are able to continue and gain knowledge in the field of forensics to America and applied in Indonesia so that health services in the field of law and criminal acts of violence more competitive and colorful. Indonesian versi click Here.