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Salary expectations for forensic nurses
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If you want to make a career out of being a forensic nurse you need to know that you will be able to support yourself and your family on that income. One thing you should not worry about is job stability. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics the outlook for forensic nurses is very stable and likely to increase over the next 10 years. More

NSTI Annouces 2 new courses
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The National Strangulation Training Institute is excited to announce TWO brand-new courses developed with the assistance of our National Advisors and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. More

On July 18, 2012, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to explore the topic of 'Improving Criminal Justice Forensic Science'
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On the same day, the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education of the House Appropriations Committee held a markup of a bill to fund these agencies for FY2013. IAFN signed on to a letter to the Committee from the Nursing Community urging support to provide $251 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act), $150 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), and $20 million for the Nurse-Managed Health Clinics (NMHCs) (Title III of the Public Health Service Act) grants. More

The Use of Social Media in Forensic Nursing
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As the opportunities for online connection and dialogue grow and as the use of Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other social networking outlets grow, so to must a nurse's vigilance to protect the confidentiality of patients. IAFN has assembled these recommended resources on the use of social media by nurses. More

Study reveals the many ways sexual assault harms women
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The mental and social effects of sexual assault are far greater than previously suspected, a new study reveals. More

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Rower's resilience: Young woman's sexual assault puts lessons on strength to the test
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Jenn Gibbons waited, longer than she should have, by her own estimation. She stared at the numbers on her cell phone — 9-1-1 — but hesitated to hit send. She was stunned and alone on a desolate stretch of beach in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, trying to comprehend what had just happened. She had been raped, she says, surprised by an attacker who had crept aboard her one-person rowboat in the middle of the night and forced his way into the boat's cabin, where Gibbons had been sleeping, peacefully lulled by the waves. More

On being drugged: A former Loyola student recalls an eye-opening experience
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Imagine you're having a night out with friends during the Krewe de Vieux parade at the Dragon's Den. You buy a drink from the bar. Then, in your next moment of consciousness, you're lying on the ground in Washington Square surround by five men you don't know. This horror story was the reality for a 21-year-old former Loyola student. Due to the nature of the incident, she will be referred to as Jane. She believes someone may have drugged her that previous night. More

Severe pain in sexual assault survivors often not treated
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A majority of sexual assault victims experience severe pain in the early aftermath of the crime but less than a third of these victims receive pain medications, according to research in The Journal of Pain, the peer review publication of the American Pain Society. More

IAFN outraged by false claims about pregnancy and sexual assault
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On Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 the International Association of Forensic Nurses released a statement for the press to share the outrage expressed by our colleagues who have decried the baseless claim of Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri. You can read the entire press release here.

UN set to ban female genital cutting
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An estimated 140 million girls and women have undergone FGM, which can cause serious physical and emotional damage. Campaigners liken the psychological effects of FGM to those of rape. More

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