Welcome to the North Carolina IAFN Chapter!

members The North Carolina Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses is the only professional organization in the state of North Carolina designed to unite forensic nurses and those interested in the science of forensics. Our goal is to provide enhanced communication and educational opportunities throughout our state. For general questions please email questions to deborah_flowers@med.unc.edu

What is Forensic Nursing

Forensic Nursing is the application of nursing science to public or legal proceedings; the application of the forensic aspects of health care combined with the bio-psycho-social education of the registered nurse in the scientific investigation and treatment of trauma and/or death of victims and perpetrators of abuse, violence, criminal activity and traumatic accidents.

The forensic nurse provides direct services to individual clients, consultation services to nursing, medical and law related agencies, as well as providing expert court testimony in areas dealing with trauma and/or questioned death investigative processes, adequacy of services delivery and specialized diagnoses of specific conditions as related to nursing.   lady

Upcoming Events:

May 9th: Online peer review 5pm-6pm.
May 18th: 2nd Quarterly NCIAFN Chapter Meeting in Concord 11am-3pm.
June 11th-15th: SANE Adult/Adolescent Training at Carolina Healthcare Systems Union 2018_SANE_flyer_final_June_11_15_2018.docx
July 23rd-27th: SANE Peds/Adolescent Training at Stanley Commons in Albemarle Announcement_July_2018_Peds_Training.pdf

August 22nd- 24th: 2018 NCIAFN Educational Retreat at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Atlantic Beach, NC: 2018_NCIAFN_August_Conference_brochure.pdf
















Join the Chapter

For those who are already IAFN members and wish to join the North Carolina chapter,  yearly membership is $30. If you have any questions please contact the chapter president.

Membership in the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) is required to join a chapter. Become an IAFN member