Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Forensic Nurse (RN) is $30.61
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Nurse (RN)s?
An early career Forensic Nurse (RN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $29.96 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Forensic Nurse (RN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.01 based on 5 salaries.
What Do Forensic Nurse (RN)s Do?
Forensic nurses (RNs) provides care to victims and/or perpetrators of violence, providing specialized healthcare services as well as forensic services. Duties performed by a forensic nurse include providing nursing care to victims and/or perpetrators, collecting evidence such as blood samples, taking photographs of injuries, and providing support to and taking detailed reports from victims. They may serve as expert witnesses in court as well, and they must be able to work collaboratively with …Read more
- Provide assessment, screening, treatment, and forensic evidence collection for victims of crimes including sexual assault.
- Help investigate deaths, trauma, drug abuse, and environmental and public hazards on an on-call basis.
- Help investigate crimes by collecting evidence and testifying in courts about their interaction with patients.