Career Profile of a Forensic Nurse
I ran across this career profile in the Greenbay Press Gazette and thought it was inspiring and worth sharing. Below is a summary of the full profile.
Shiphrah Williams-Evans is a family nurse practitioner with a certificate in forensic nursing. She is also a nurse educator, nurse researcher and has published several of her studies and written grants to support those projects and has presented her studies globally. Williams-Evans other experience includes being a captain in the Army and serving in Operation Desert Storm, working with psychiatric casualties of the war.
She has most recently joined the newly created Palliative Care and Pastoral Care team at St. Vincent Hospital. The program is devoted to enhancing the quality of care provided to patients and families facing a life-altering, life-limiting or life-threatening illness. It could be caused by an accident or diagnosis of an illness like diabetes or cancer. The Palliative Care program at St. Vincent is called CHOICES. Comfort is ensured physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially. Hope is given to patients. Optimal functioning is sought so they can do as many of the activities as they did before. Involvement in all decisions is important so they have a clear understanding of the outcome. "It's a delight and pleasure to work with St. Vincent because the staff lives the mission of respect, care, quality and joy," said Williams-Evans.
Word of advice: "Give. The joy comes back to you tenfold. Plant a tree that you will never sit under because future generations will reap the rewards of your hard work," said Williams-Evans. You can help make a difference.
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Earn as much as $55-300/hour as a Forensic Nurse. Kaplan University offers accredited self-study online forensic nursing courses that can be completed in just 4 months.
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