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University of New Mexico forensic nursing

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Information about University of New Mexico forensic nursing, registering for elective courses, and taking free practice exams online. You can enter nursing with either an associates degree or BSN. As a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), you may provide patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN). If you complete the forensic nursing program, for example, there are a variety of concentrations that may appeal to you such as clinical research, forensics, or occupational rehabilitation. Check with the nursing department for an updated schedule of classes, registration deadlines, and a list of forensic nursing program requirements. Due to advances in medical systems, there is a growing skill-shortage of trained forensic nurses, and of qualified medical personnel in general. Please use the form above to request admissions info for University of New Mexico.

To become a Registered Nurse (RN), you will be required to take courses in medical terminology, patient care and life sciences. Although associate degree programs provide students with adequate nursing training, the forensic nursing program provides greater clinical exposure and a stronger general education. An RN has to cope with more responsibility, and must oversee the work of LPNs and CNAs under their supervision. Job openings in forensic nursing are projected to grow 25% over the coming decade. The average salary for nurses with an associates degree was $43,700 in 2015, while forensic nurses with a bachelors degree earned $67,490 per year.

Certification requirements include board certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The license period for the forensic nursing program varies by individual state, but is usually valid for either two or three years. Registered nurses (RNs) are not required to be certified in a particular specialty by state law. For example, it isn't necessary to be a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) to work on a hospital forensic nursing floor, and most MedSurg nurses are not CMSRNs. There are a fixed number of credits that each state requires, and if you work in a hospital facility, an accelerated BSN program may be offered on-site.


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Healthcare jobs such as Registered Nurses, LPN's, LVN's and related Medical Technicians provide over 15 million jobs, and ten of the 20 fastest growing occupations are healthcare-related. Most healthcare workers have careers such as forensic nursing, health technologists and technicians, medical records, billing and coding, diagnostic medical sonographers, radiologic technologists, and dental hygienists. As people age they have more medical problems, and hospitals will require more staff. Wages vary by the employer and area of the county. Aside from their salary, most medical jobs include excellent benefits, as well as retirement plans.

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Dental Assistants$40,430$57,530
Dietitians$34,450$53,250
EMT, Paramedics$38,390$65,280
Fitness Trainers$34,710$49,750
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)$51,480$76,780
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Medical Assistants$30,980$42,140
Medical Lab Technicians$33,550$49,260
Mental Health Jobs$38,360$57,840
Nurse Aides$29,100$47,030
Occupational Therapist Assistants$42,110$58,270
Occupational Therapists$66,010$87,330
Pharmacy Tech$32,180$46,600
Physical Therapist Assistants$41,410$56,220
Public Health$52,250$72,250
Radiologic Technicians$52,110$77,160
Registered Nurses (RN)$59,730$83,440
Rehabilitation$48,350$62,940
Respiratory Therapy Technicians$39,860$56,220
Surgical Technologists$45,680$73,630
Ultrasound$41,090$68,520
Veterinary Assistants$24,060$39,510
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University of New Mexico forensic nursing

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University of New Mexico forensic nursing
1700 Lomas Blvd NE
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