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Dr. Kasper has been a nurse for 26 years, sjpending the majority of her career in the emergency department. Nine of those years were with the US Air Force, the last 5 years as a flight nurse. She has been practicing as a forensic nurse, educator and program director for the last 15 years in the area of sexual assault.

Dr. Kasper is the outgoing president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and has served on the Board of Directors for the last 5 years.

Dr. Kasper received her ADN from Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, BSN from University of South Alabama, MSN-Acute Care NP from Northeastern University, Boston, and her Doctorate from Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale, FL with a concentration in trauma, wound healing/identification with practical application to forensic science and nursing.


DHSc, Nova Southeastern University, 2007
MS, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Northeastern University, 2000
BSN, University of South Alabama, 1993
ADN, Northwestern Michigan College, 1990

Research Interests

  • Violence prevention
  • Introducing forensic nursing into all nursing education

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Emergency Nurse's Association, Northwest Florida - April 2009
"Sexual Assault and the Emergency Department Nurse"

University of West Florida - March 2009
Keynote Speaker, 12th Annual Assembly of Registered Nurses,
"Sexual Assault Nurses: Making a Difference"

Upsilon Kappa Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau - July 2008
"Sexual Assault Training in the State of Florida"

Pensacola Police Department - July 2008
"Sexual Assault Training for Law Enforcement Officers"

Emergency Nurses Association, Southeast Conference - 2009
"Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners making an impact: Past, Present and Future"

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Escambia County, FL - June to September 2009
"Sexual Assault Training for Law Enforcement Officers"

Santa Rosa Sherriff's Office, Santa Rosa County, FL - June 2010
"Sexual Assault Training for Law Enforcement"

United States Navy 2009 to present
"Sexual Assault Advocacy Training"

Northwest Florida State College April 2008
"The Role of the Sexual Assault Examiner"

Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council, Pensacola, FL - 2009 to present
West Bank of Palestine Delegation
Pakistan Delegation
Moroccan Delegation
Polish Delegation
"How to implement a Sexual Assault Program"


Florida Nurses Association Newspaper August 2013
Where is the Forensic Nurse Examiner

Sheehy's Emergency Nursing, Principles and Practices, 5tb ed.(2002)
Chapter 38,

Women's Health for Nurse Practitioners
Emergency Contraception and unintended Pregnancy post Sexual Assault
August 2008

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Manual 2007, updated 2011
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence

2013 - Outstanding Forensic Nurse
Awarded by the International Association of Forensic Nurses

2009  - "You Made it Happen Award"
Baptist Hospital Emergency Trauma Center, Pensacola, Florida
In recognition of "her dedication and tireless advocacy for victims of sexual

2009 - "Champions of Gulf Breeze Hospital"
Baptist Hospital, Gulf Breeze, FL
In recognition for implementation of sexual assault program

Distinguished Graduate, USAF Flight Nurse School

Honor Roll, Northeastern University

Recipient Team Excellence Award - Mass Casualty Exercise, Eielson AFB, Alaska,