American Forensic Nurses, Inc. (AMRN) specializing in forensic specimen collection services, is owned and operated by registered nurse, Faye Battiste-Otto. The company has provided specific mobile forensic evidence collection services for law enforcement agencies in a professional, efficient, and cost effective manner since 1983. Our forensically trained medical professionals are in place and available 24-hours a day to respond to jail facilities, hospitals, and DUI checkpoints.

Evidence collection services provided by our staff of forensically trained mobile medical professionals include blood, urine, saliva, taser dart removal, sexual assault suspect examinations, officer involved incidents, specimens for DNA analysis and paternity testing. This encompasses the process of collecting, and following chain of custody on all collected evidentiary specimens. Our certified phlebotomy technicians are available for court testimony as needed by law enforcement.

Our management and technical staff are aware of the special circumstances involved in the handling of recalcitrant subjects and the company’s continuous training program incorporates current techniques in dealing with these special circumstance cases.

All blood samples are collected in a medically approved manner and according to jurisdictional policies. All specimen collections are witnessed by law enforcement personnel and without exception chain of custody is followed on all evidence collected. Our staff of medical personnel have been thoroughly trained in the methods of evidence gathering required by the jurisdictions we serve.

American Forensic Nurses (AMRN) in partnership with the University of California-Riverside, the American Institute of Forensic Education (AIFE), and other educational institutions presents online professional development courses for forensic professionals. These programs developed by internationally recognized experts in the field are delivered in a virtual setting, in addition to on-demand, self-paced instruction. Upon completion, attendees will receive a certificate of completion and, where appropriate, seek accreditation.

The University of California-Riverside in partnership with American Forensic Nurses, presents the Forensic Nursing Certificate. This is a comprehensive online program, preparing nurses for career opportunities in law enforcement, social service agencies, medical examiners’ offices and the healthcare setting. Trauma, acts of violence, mass casualty incidents, sexual assault and human abuse are explored as they relate to evidence collection in healthcare and other workplace settings. The units earned in the program are postgraduate professional level designed for professional and occupational advancement.

The Sexual Assault Examination Training Tools offered by AMRN are designed for forensic medical professionals who conduct sexual assault examinations. Tools include a Sexual Assault Examination Forensic Evidence Collection Training Video/DVD with Instructional Reference Guide, Adult Photographic Slides of Injury, Child Photographic Slides of Injury, and a Sexual Assault Examination Team Procedures Manual. These forensic training tools provide an invaluable foundation for information and are an excellent basis from which to deliver a training or awareness course.

Our partner, the American Institute of Forensic Education, Inc. (AIFE) offers an outstanding and unique forensic educational experience. These practical online professional development courses have been made available to motivate interest in the forensic science, to expand your current knowledge and skills, and to keep you up to date with the latest developments, enabling you to advance or launch your career. The result of this comprehensive e-learning experience is solid education enhanced by the latest cutting edge forensic information and interactive technology.

AIFE is an approved Continuing Education Provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science in California (California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services).

Forensic continuing education courses available are: Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), Chain of Custody, Evidence Collection in the Emergency Department, Forensic Evidence Collection in the Clinical Setting, An Introduction to Forensic Photoshop, The Sexual Assault Examination Adult and Adolescent online training, Workplace Violence Prevention, Pediatric Sexual Assault Forensic Nurse Examiner online training program, Phlebotomy Continuing Education, Elder Abuse and Child Abuse. For a complete catalogue of programs visit us at

The Pediatric Sexual Assault Forensic Nurse Examiner Online Training Program, an 85-hour comprehensive forensic program, is specifically designed for Registered Nurses and other qualified healthcare professionals interested in becoming Pediatric Forensic Examiners. In addition to the online academic program, there is a mandatory 45-hour clinical internship. This self-scheduled, self-paced course provides an opportunity for qualified healthcare personnel and others to acquire essential information about the forensic sexual assault examination. Upon successful completion of the academic portion of the program and internship, the licensed healthcare professional will receive a Certificate of Completion. Prerequisites to sit for the Pediatric Sexual Assault Examiner Certification (SANE-P) examination are satisfied. This course provides California BRN 85-hours of Continuing Education for registered nurses. Participants residing outside of California will need to contact their individual state's licensing board to verify and determine California BRN applicability.

The online Continuing Education Programs at Greenville Tech, the Buck Mickel Center, offers professional level forensic courses such as Basic Evidence Collection, Reproductive Anatomy of the Male and Female, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Child Maltreatment, Identification of Injuries and Elder Abuse.

AFN has partnered with Genetica DNA Laboratories to perform DNA Parentage testing. Genetica DNA Laboratories is a global provider of DNA Parentage testing. The laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, the United States Department of Human Services and the New York Department of Health. Tests are administered with care and strict confidentiality; accuracy of results is guaranteed to be greater than 99.9%. The tests are accepted in all courts throughout the country. Pricing is affordable with a 48-hour turnaround time. For DNA Parentage testing in Southern California, contact us at 760.322.9925 or e-mail

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