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Published February 12 2010

Nurse certified as child sexual assault examiner

Carrie Simonson, a registered forensic nurse at MeritCare, Fargo, has been certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric. Simonson is the only nurse in North Dakota with this certification.

She works in MeritCare’s child and adolescent maltreatment services. She’s on the team led by Dr. Arne Graff, MeritCare specialist who is fellowship-trained in child abuse pediatrics.

As a forensic nurse, Simonson works with medical and legal professionals to correctly collect evidence and obtain information.