The Association of Registered Nurses of BC

Forensic Nursing Part 1: Emerging Global Speciality
Forensic nursing is an evolving speciality. In 1995, the American Nurses Association recognized forensic nursing as a speciality. Since then, this specialty has become recognized in several countries, including Canada. Forensic nurses play a pivotal role in today's health care system. From practicing as forensic nurse examiners, to forensic mental health nurses and nurse coroners, they continue to provide an increasingly important role in the areas of trauma, violence and crime. To learn more about the intersections between nursing, medicine, law enforcement and judicial systems, join us for a webinar!

Webinar Goals

To highlight the evolving role of forensic nursing in today's health care system.


By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Articulate key milestones that have shaped the development of forensic nursing in Canada and internationally
  2. Describe the role of forensic nursing in Canada
  3. Articulate forensic nursing scope and standards of practice


Sheila Early, RN, BScN
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