February 29, 2024

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FIU launches sexual assault survivors forensic exams program for nurses

Amy Martinez | 10/28/2020

FIU has launched a new program to train nurses to perform forensic exams of sexual assault survivors in rural areas.

The program — a partnership between the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Global Forensic and Justice Center at FIU — teaches nurses how to collect DNA evidence, tend to patients’ physical and emotional needs and become expert witnesses in civil or criminal trials.

This story also features: Tami Thomas

 

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