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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Immediate Past-President

Founding Board Member

Jennifer Johnson is a Board-Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a Board-Certified Advanced Forensic Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified Forensic Nurse Examiner, and Board-Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for pediatrics, adults, and adolescents. She earned her associate degree in nursing from Fort Scott College in 1996. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Pittsburg State University in 1998, master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2002, and earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Maryville University in St. Louis in 2017. Previously, she developed and directed a comprehensive forensic program in the Midwest. She is the president and owner of Johnson Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC, and a professor at the University of Tennessee and Maryville University.

Over the last 19 years, Johnson has continued to advance forensic nursing through publication of forensic-related topics and educating law enforcement, attorneys, and health care providers on the importance of the medical forensic examination and the role of the forensic nurse examiner.  She is an appointed member of several professional and governmental organizations related to forensic nursing, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology/National Institute of Justice Evidence Management Project, and a co-founder of the Academy of Forensic Nursing.

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