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Using forensic methods correctly is now a crucial part of taking care of patients who have experienced trauma, sexual assault, violence, or crime.

The forensics department provides various microcredentials and courses to give investigators and medical professionals the skills to collect and protect forensic evidence. It also helps them communicate effectively with law enforcement and be an expert witness in court when needed.

IAFN Accreditation

BCIT Forensic Health Sciences has received accreditation from the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) for two courses as having met the training content of the IAFN Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Education Guidelines. This accreditation recognizes BCIT as an IAFN-approved provider of SANE. Read the complete article

Death Investigation

Forensic Nurse Death Investigator Microcredential (FNDI MC): Nurses who are interested in the role of a nurse death investigator can learn skills in death investigation through this 6-credit microcredential.  Learn more about the FNDI MC here.

“I learned so much in the Forensic Nurse Death Investigator micro-credential, both from the skilled and experienced instructor as well as from my peers working in diverse areas. MY FNDI studies have helped me reframe my work with a critical understanding of Forensic Health Sciences. It has been a pleasure to have the opportunity to explore this challenging and thought-provoking area and discover a community of like-minded clinicians. I highly recommend these courses that can benefit nurses in all practice settings and contexts.”

Angela Heino, Forensic Nurse Death Investigator grad

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