Nursing Unchartered Ep. 58 - What Does a Forensic Nurse Do?

November 15, 2023

In this episode, Leah Helmbrecht BSN, RN joins the show to give a glimpse into the life of a forensic nurse. We discuss the hardest and most rewarding parts of the job, patient interactions, and more!

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We Discuss

(0:00) Introduction

(2:02) Leah’s Nursing Background

(10:40) Hardest Part of Forensic Nursing

(12:49) Working in the System

(16:47) What Leah Loves About Forensic Nursing

(23:10) Conversations with Patients

(40:30) Typical Patient Interactions

(53:55) Misconceptions for Patients Coming Into the Hospital

(1:00:45) Characteristics of a Strong Forensic Nurse

About The Guest

Leah Helmbrecht, BSN, RN, is a forensic nurse examiner and sexual assault nurse examiner. She has an Instagram, @offtheclocknurse, where she educates people about the specialty. She provides support and advice about toxic relationships and she debunks myths and misconceptions about the specialty.

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