Forensic nursing is on pace to grow faster than the national average rate, and for good reasons. This emerging field dates back to the 1980s and was born out of the need to combine law and medicine. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden points out the importance of a forensic nurse’s role as a connection between medicine and law and believes that forensic nurses should be in every emergency room. TV shows such as “CSI” have also made the field popular. But forensic nurses do much more than what is featured on television, and there is no doubt about the need of forensic nurses in a variety of fields.
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