Journal of Forensic Nursing

Editor-in-Chief: Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, MSc, BScN, RN, DF-IAFN
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
ISSN: 1556-3693
Online ISSN: 1939-3938
Frequency: Quarterly
Impact Factor: 0.339
From the Editor









I have always felt that one of the strengths of the International Conference on Forensic Science and Practice is its participants, and this year’s conference held in Denver, Colorado, September 29 to October 2, 2016, reaffirmed my convictions!  This year’s conference was by far the largest I have ever attended, with almost a thousand participants, presenters, exhibitors, and staff members in attendance.  Clearly, forensic nurses are a force to be reckoned with. 

The week of November 7 to 11, 2016 marks Forensic Nurses Week. This year’s theme is  “Forensic Nurses:  Vital in the Healthcare Response to Violence” Forensic nurses are uniquely positioned  with the knowledge, skills,  and abilities to meet the diverse needs of individual clients, their families, and communities, their work takes place across the lifespan, transcends borders, and by its very nature demands intersectoral and interprofessional collaboration. Forensic nurses are asked to wear lilac – the designated color of forensic nursing – and to promote the role of forensic nursing globally.

As you contemplate forensic nursing, and celebrate your roles and responsibilities as forensic nurses, why not consider writing for the Journal of Forensic Nursing.  Feel free to contact me at to discuss your ideas further. 

Cindy Peternelj-Taylor

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Nursing

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