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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) / Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) workshop is an intensive five-day course to familiarize participants with all aspects of the forensic and health care processes for sexual assault victims. This course, taught by experts in the areas of forensic nursing, law enforcement, advocacy and criminal prosecution, emphasizes the overall importance of the role of the SANE/SAFE and their role in the interdisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). 

Key competencies identified by the primary stakeholders of sexual assault education and standards provide the framework for this training. Participants will learn to apply the nursing process for the medical and forensic evaluation of patients who have experienced sexual assault. Enrollees will participate in a simulated forensic history, demonstrate speculum insertion on a live patient model and practice expert witness testimony in a mock trial as a part of the educational training. The participants will have a beginning understanding of the issues and complexities of the SANE/SAFE role.

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Date: Spring 2020

The course curriculum is currently undergoing redesign in response to feedback from attendees and potential students. We are restructuring the course delivery to effectively accommodate our potential student’s time constraints by offering a hybrid of person-to-person and online delivery. Please look for the NEW class design to be offered in the spring of 2020.

Please contact Molly James, or 319-335-7075, with any questions.