Over the past few months, we've been lucky to have Kendra precepting with DCFNE while she completes her Masters in Forensic Nursing. She has worked alongside our nurses to gain a deeper understanding of forensic nursing and how our program functions, and she helped to develop resources and education around human trafficking. Kendra's last day was yesterday, but before she left we were able to ask her a few questions about her experience with DCFNE and here is what she had to say:
1. What inspired you to connect with DCFNE?
Initially I had a school requirment to find a preceptor in forensic nursing/ sexual/domestic assault that would assist me in developing and implementing a project that would be beneficial to that organization, so I did a random internet search that brought me to DCFNE.
2. How does working with DCFNE support your professional goals?
I am totally on-board with becoming a SANE/FNE after working with DCFNE. I have really enjoyed and learned tremendously about the methods, training and components of a forensic exam
3. What has been your favorite part of your experience with DCFNE?
My favorite part of my experience was being in the room with the patient observing an exam and helping to facilitate the trainings.
4. From your experience, what is the most important thing for the general public to know about forensic nursing?
The most important thing for the general public to know about forensic nursing is that the patient is most important. In the midst of collecting evidence, the patient's needs and care must be at the forefront.