The IAFN mission is: to provide leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science. We serve all persons who are in need of forensic nursing care and education.

What is Forensic Nursing?

It is the application of the nursing process to public or legal proceedings and the application of forensic health care in the scientific investigation of trauma and/or death related to abuse, violence, criminal activity, liability and accidents. - Virginia Lynch

Types of Forensic Nursing

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
  • Death Investigation
  • Domestic Violence Consultant
  • Elder Abuse Investigation
  • Disaster Management
  • Correctional Nursing
  • Pediatric and Child Abuse

About the Connecticut Chapter of IAFN

The Connecticut Chapter was founded in 2001, by a group of Forensic Nursing graduates, who shared the vision to collaborate and support each other throughout the year. Connecticut is rich in resources and experts who support forensic nursing. The Connecticut chapter campaigns for the prevention of interpersonal violence within Connecticut’s communities. Today our members work in a variety of forensic nursing specialties.