My name is Lauren Hotchkiss, and I am a 26-year-old Registered Nurse, and I have been in the nursing field for over 3 years. I am currently working in a Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit with UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. I am pursuing my master’s degree in forensic nursing at Duquesne University. I am interested in the areas of sex trafficking, sexual assault, and medical examiner work. I just spent the day at the Office of the Medical Examiner in Pittsburgh. What a learning experience! I recently took a SANE course with Duquesne University where I was able to practice a sexual assault examination from beginning to end. We were able to work with real people (who posed as patients), which gave a real learning experience before going into the field. I am still a fairly new nurse, but also a new nurse to the forensic field. I am excited to learn and grow as I gain more years in the field. My big dream is to work with the FBI and Department of Homeland and Security. Only time will tell!
Lauren Hotchkiss BSN, RN