Christine Foote-Lucero

Christine Foote-Lucero

Christine Foote-Lucero

Forensic Nurse Program Manager
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital


Christine Foote-Lucero is a Forensic Nurse Program Manager, at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. She has been a licensed Registered Nurse in Colorado for 21 years, with focuses on critical care and forensics. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Creighton University in 2002 and a Master of Science in Forensic Nursing in 2019. She has worked in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the Emergency Department (ED) and as a Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE). She currently manages the FNE team at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in Aurora, CO which is a comprehensive forensic program that responds to all patients affected by violence and is based out of the busiest ED in the state. Her clinical experiences as a forensic nurse have included death investigation and correctional nursing, as well as sexual assault, intimate partner violence, physical assault, strangulation, elder abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking. She has worked in professional nursing development and is a certified instructor for the Emergency Nurse’s Association, teaching Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course and Trauma Nursing Core Course, as well as a guest lecturer for the University of Colorado School of Nursing and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has developed a rigorous and comprehensive orientation process for new FNEs, as well as assisted in the development of an evidence-based pathway for the care of sexual assault and strangulation patients in the ED. Foote-Lucero holds four board certifications, including Board Certified Emergency Nurse, Board Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for Pediatrics, Board Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for Adults/Adolescents, and Board Certified Advanced Forensic Nurse. She is a published author, has presented at both state and national conferences on a variety of forensic and trauma topics, and regularly serves as a blind expert witness.