ABCs of Forensics in Emergency Nursing


Course Description

This presentation will provide nurses with the knowledge and skills related to care of physical and sexual assault patients so they can accurately and completely assess and document care while obtaining potential evidence using the appropriate chain of evidence based on the requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing.

This 2 hour course fulfills the Texas Board of Nursing’s Forensics requirements for the licensure of ED nurses and those nurses who float to the ED and care for ED patients. This is a one time licensure requirement.

Texas Statute:  NPA §301.306 and Rule 216.3(5) – January 2006

Effective September 1, 2005, the Nursing Practice Act (NPA) was amended, adding the CNE requirement: Forensic Evidence Collection in Continuing Education. This targeted CNE requirement applies to all nurses practicing in emergency department (ED) settings as their home unit, floating, contracted, or other duties that involve functioning in an ED setting or role. This is a one-time requirement per nurse effective September 1, 2006. There is no expiration date for this requirement under Texas Occupations Code 301.306 (NPA); thus any nurse working for any amount of time in the ED must comply and maintain the course completion certificate indefinitely.

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Learner Objectives

  • Discuss the definition of forensics, including examples and applicable laws governing the definition
  • Describe the components of the primary and focused secondary survey in a forensics patient
  • Apply information on evidence collection and chain of evidence to selected forensic diagnosis
  • Discuss documentation principles



Course Date

July 30, 2019
8 – 10 a.m. CST


This is a online webinar and it will be held on You will be emailed the link to register once you have paid for the event.

This course is limited to 100 participants.

Course Fee

ENA Member:  $25
Non-Member:  $40

Contact Hours

This activity has been submitted to the Emergency Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Information

Carol Twombly

Refund Request

A written request must be received prior to July 25, 2019 for a refund.  No refunds will be issued after July 25th.

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