Catherine Rossi, FNP-C, RN, MSN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN

Catherine Rossi

Forensic Nursing Program Manager, Cone Health System, Immediate Past President, Academy of Forensic Nursing, Greensboro, NC


Catherine Rossi is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Board-Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for pediatrics, adults, and adolescents. She has over 25 years of healthcare experience and has been a Forensic Nurse since 1997. She earned her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2014. Ms. Rossi practices with, and directs, the Forensic Nursing Program with the Cone Health System in Central North Carolina. She has been instrumental in the promotion of the field of Forensic Nursing and serves as the Immediate Past President of the Academy of Forensic Nursing.

Ms. Rossi has developed significant expertise in the field of forensic nursing and interpersonal violence and is frequently invited to lecture extensively for law enforcement, attorneys, and health care providers on a wide range of forensic nursing topics such as sexual assault, human trafficking, and strangulation. In addition, Ms. Rossi has served as an expert witness and consultant on complex forensic legal proceedings. She has published and presented at the local, state, and national level on key forensic issues and topics. She is a founding board member of the Academy of Forensic Nursing and a lifetime member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.