MSN, RN, FNP-C, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN
Founding Board Member
Catherine Rossi is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Board Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for pediatrics, adults, and adolescents. She earned her Associates degree in Nursing Science from Regent’s College, Albany, New York in 2005. She earned a Masters degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2014.
She practices with and directs the Forensic Nursing Program with the Cone Health System in Central North Carolina which she established and has managed since 1997. She has been instrumental in the promotion of the field of forensic nursing for North Carolina, where she pioneered the use of a unique blended learning educational curriculum to serve the needs of health care providers in rural and urban areas affected by staffing shortages.
Over the past 21 years, Rossi has developed significant expertise in the field of forensic nursing and interpersonal violence and is frequently invited to lecture for law enforcement, attorneys, and health care providers on numerous topics such as sexual assault, human trafficking, and strangulation. In addition, Rossi has published and presented at the local, state, and national level on key forensic issues and topics. She is a lifetime member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and served as a Certification Commissioner in 2017.