Nursing Specialist
International Association of Forensic Nurses

Kim Nash is a Forensic Nursing Specialist for the International Association of Forensic Nurses, providing medical forensic training and technical assistance.

She earned her BSN from Regis University in 1998 and became a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in 2006. Dual board certified as a SANE-A and a SANE-P, she is also part of a team of forensic nurses at Memorial Hospital, University of Colorado Health in Colorado Springs, Colorado who provide medical forensic care to more than 1800 patients per year who are victims of violence (sexual assault, intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, strangulation, human trafficking). She served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) 2012-2014, and is a Past President of the Colorado Chapter of IAFN. Additionally, she provides clinical skills training through Memorial Hospital’s Simulation Laboratory, utilizing live models and teaching sexual assault care to clinicians from across the US, with a special emphasis on those working in rural or underserved areas. In 2012, she served as an international consultant for a USAID project in Swaziland, Africa, mentoring local health care professionals in the care of pediatric rape patients with an emphasis on the prevention of HIV. Ms. Nash was involved as the medical consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for a project addressing the response to sexual gender based violence in Egypt and in August 2015 and October 2016 she traveled to Cairo to teach. She was involved with a similar international project (2017) with the IAFN and IACP addressing organized crime and gender-based violence in Mexico.