A forensic nurse provides detailed professional analysis of crime scene evidence and draws scientific conclusions to help close criminal cases. The duties performed by forensic nurses often include giving testimony in criminal trials. The skills of a forensic nurse can be employed in accidental deaths, car accidents, animal attacks, suicides, homicides and sexual assaults. The work setting of a forensic nurse is more often in a laboratory rather than being out in the field. The forensic nurse performs various forensic testing of blood samples, hair samples and human tissue to establish conclusive results.

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