Forensic Nursing

Forensic Nursing

Carilion Clinic is dedicated to caring for patients–even through the worst circumstances. If you or your loved one has been a victim of assault, we understand the emotional trauma involved.

Our forensic nurses provide compassionate care and treatment while they gather information that will be needed to protect victims of assault and to prosecute violent perpetrators.

All patients who have encountered violence are entitled to receive the medical care they need as well as objective, thorough evidence collection from trained professionals in the specialty of forensic nursing.

Our program, formed in 1995, operates as a link between the judicial system, law enforcement, community services, and the laboratories that process evidence following a violent act. Our highly-trained clinical forensic nurse examiners (FNEs) are aware that this is an extremely difficult time and treat victims with caring sensitivity. They will attend to your physical and emotional needs while helping law enforcement in their efforts.