Ep. 58 - What Does a Forensic Nurse Do?

November 14, 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.

    Instagram: @offtheclocknurse

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