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Irma G., RN, CNOR(e), DABFN, fellow ACFEI


I am an experienced forensic nurse examiner and have done cases relating to domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse in the state of California. I've consulted nationally and internationally, for the Undersecretary of Health (Veterans Administration) and for the region of Novgorod, Russia (300,000 people)in a forensic capacity. I can answer question having to do with forensic nursing, operating room nursing (scrub & circulate), intensive care and aeromedical flight nursing. I also have vast military nursing experience in peace time and war time and have over 18 years in VA Hospital experience. I have lectured on forensic awareness, domestic violence and sexual assault. I have experience as a nurse manager and preceptor. I have developed new grad programs for ICU and managed them successfully. I have been a patient advocate & consultant, answering questions in plain English, to unravel and gap the patient-doctor relationship and the mystery of the medical world "lingo".

Experience in the area

forensic nursing, expert witness, forensic nurse examiner, operating room, intensive care, aeromedical flight nursing (fixed wing), military nursing, elder abuse, veteran hospital nursing


IAFN (International Association of Forensic Nursing), ACFEI, AORN (Association of Operating Room Nurses), Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing,CHIA (California Homicide Investigators Association)


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Registered Nurse licensed in Arizona & California. ADN - Phoenix College of Nursing. BSN - University of Phoenix. CNOR(e) - Certified Nationally - Operating Room. DABFN - Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Nursing. fellow, ACFEI - American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to be solicited to join a homicide task force and get forensic nurse examiners in the forefront of the homicide investigative team to rule out domestic violence and sexual assaults in homicides.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Forensic Nursing - closing the gap between the medical, legal and law enforcement genres - one case at a time

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

The national efforts to close the gap on perpetrators of crimes having to do with sexual assault, homicide and domestic violence is growing by leaps and bounds. CODIS is instrumental in this as well as the states communicating with each other about standards of practice.

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Julian02/13/14101010Thank you! :)
Kenneth02/23/13101010Thanks for the great reply and answer!
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Recent Answers from Irma G., RN, CNOR(e), DABFN, fellow ACFEI

2014-10-18 nursing career:

Hello Susan,    Congratulations on your successful nursing career so far.   You did not specify whether you are an ADN OR BSN degreed RN. Or whether you obtained your CCRN or ER certifications.    Basically

2013-05-07 Career Path:

Hi Leann,    Congratulations on being a State Tested NA!  And now you are going to be an RN!  Amazing and what a great career path!    Now your dilemma: To go for LPN or wait and then go into RN school

2013-02-19 Needle Gauges:

Hi Kenneth,    Thanks for your interesting question :-)    Here is a link to answer this:    It all goes back to making "wire", where the more

2012-08-17 New Grad to ICU:

Hi Judith!    Congratulations on your accomplishments by obtaining your RN!    Boy, did you bring back some déjà vu for me!  When I graduated there was an overage of nurses and I couln't get a job.  I

2012-08-16 Employment in US:

Hi Tara!    Thanks for your questions & interest in forensic nursing!    I would defer you to the CA State Board of Nursing For LVN's (Licensed Vocational Nurses) for information on how to get licensure


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