Professional Bio

Degrees

  • M.S.,  Regis University
  • M.A., Webster University
  • B.S.N., Graceland University

Professional Memberships

  • Colorado Nursing Association, CE Unit, Co-Chair, Elected, 2009-2013
  • Friends of Nursing, First Vice President, Elected, 2009-2013
  • Odyssey Hospice, Colorado Springs, CO, Co-Chair, Elected, 1995-2013
  • Indo-Pacific Acadamy of Forensic Nurses, Vice President

    Clinical Expertise & Certifications

    • Forensic and Emergency Nursing/CFN, CEN, CPHQ, SANE

    Research & Scholarship

    Research Interests:

    Child abuse
    Violence
    Community Health Prevention
    SA
    IPV

    Presentations:

    Wimett, L., Lindemann, G., Finn, C., & Buxton, T. (January 15, 2013) Changing Spaces: Expanding Horizons, Exploring Possibilities, and Increasing Learning Boundaries, International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

    Finn, C. (October 11, 2012) Strangulation: Are We Assessing? International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Puerto Rico.

    Finn, C. (2012, Oct), Strangulation: Are We Assessing?  International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Puerto Rico.

    Finn, C. (2012, Oct) Sexual Health in the Adolescent: What Can Go Wrong, What Not to Miss. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and CHC, Denver Colorado.

    Finn, C. (2012, Aug) Educating Culturally Diverse Patients. Rose Medical Center, Denver Colorado.

    Finn, C. ( 2012 May) Effective Feedback and Coaching. Kaiser Permanente Colorado Nursing Education.

    Finn, C. (2011 Oct). Forensic Nurses’ Experience of Receiving Child Abuse Disclosures. International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Montreal, Canada.

    Finn, C. & Finn R. (2010 Oct). Identification and Treatment of Burns in Child Abuse Cases. International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Finn, C. (2008 Oct). Forensic Nurses' Experience of Receiving Child Abuse Disclosure. International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly Dallas, TX.

    Publications:

    Finn, C. (2011). Forensic nurses’ experience of receiving child abuse disclosure. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 16(4), 252-262. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2011.00296.x

    Finn, C. (2010) Child maltreatment forensic biomarkers. In Lynch, V. (Ed), Forensic Nursing, 2nd ed, (pp. 341- 354). Chapter 29. St Louis: Elsevier.

    Finn, C. (2010) Relationship crimes. In Lynch, V. (Ed), Forensic Nursing, 2nd ed, (pp. 370- 379). Chapter 31. St Louis: Elsevier.

    Finn, C. (2008). Forensic nurses’ experience of receiving child abuse disclosure. (Doctoral dissertation). Denver: University of Colorado Denver.