Forensic Nursing

Forensic Nursing


Forensic Nursing

At Carilion Clinic, we are dedicated to helping you through even the worst of circumstances. If you or your loved one has been a victim of assault, we understand the emotional trauma involved.

Through our forensic nursing program, we offer compassionate care and treatment while also focusing on gathering 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. Aware that this is an extremely difficult time, our specially trained clinical forensic nurse examiners (FNEs) treat victims with caring sensitivity. They'll attend to your physical and emotional needs while helping law enforcement in their efforts.