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
From the Editor







I am just back from the International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice.  It was great connecting with old friends and colleagues, and of course making new acquaintances and connections.  Kudos to the Conference Planning Committee for their work in pulling together another great conference. 

The tagline for this year’s conference was Leadership. Care. Expertise.  Powerful words that not only resonated with me, but captured the diversity of the conference sessions and attendees.  I always leave the conference feeling inspired by the work that forensic nurses are engaged in, challenged to think about what I believe in, and with a renewed sense of commitment to forensic nursing. 

November 9-13th marks Forensic Nurses Week.  The theme for this year is “Let your passion show”.  Congratulations!


Cindy Peternelj-Taylor

Current Issue Highlights


Nurse on the Move Blog

Read the Lippincott NursingCenter interview with editorial board member, Annie Lewis O'Connor, PhD, NP-BC, MPH, FAAN, as she discusses her career in forensic nursing. 

Call for Manuscripts

The Journal of Forensic Nursing is seeking authors interested in contributing to the ongoing development of forensic nursing knowledge globally.

For more information, including suggested topics, please read the
Call for Authors document.

Journal of Forensic Nursing is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) www.publicationethics.org

Editor's Pick

Dell, C. & Poole, N. (2015).  Taking a PAWS to reflect on how the work of a therapy dog supports a trauma informed approach to prisoner health

In this paper, Colleen Dell and Nancy Poole discuss the important role of therapy dogs in supporting individuals with mental health, addiction, and trauma concerns. Readers are introduced to Kisbey, a certified St. John Ambulance therapy dog, who instinctively embraces the evidence based trauma principles for service providers.

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