Credential Awarded: AFN-BC
Hold a current, active RN license within a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country. International Applicants: Learn about additional requirements for candidates outside the US.
Have practiced the equivalent of at least two years full time as a registered nurse
Hold a graduate degree (master's, postgraduate certificate, or doctoral degree) in nursing or forensic nursing.
Have a minimum of 2,000 practice hours in the specialty area of forensic nursing within the last 3 years
Have completed a minimum of 30 continuing education hours in the specialty area of forensic nursing within the last 3 years
Fulfill two additional professional development categories, to be selected from the following list:
- Academic Credits
- Publication or Research
- Professional Service
For additional information about the applications requirements, refer to Certification Through Portfolio Application Requirements [pdf]