Online Didactic Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Adult Adolescent Course July 06, 2020


Register now. (self-pay or have hospital/faculty pay)

SANE Program and Grant Registration  (full grant program)

This course, taught by experts in the areas of forensic nursing, law enforcement and criminal prosecution, emphasizes victim advocacy and the importance of being a member of the interdisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) in the investigative, health care and prosecution processes.

This course serves as the "classroom" portion of the national certification offered through IAFN (International Association of Forensic Nurses). Nurses will learn the theory, research base, and legal rationales for protocols used by SANEs. Nurses will observe simulated forensic interviews, evidence collection and expert witness testimony.  

All training is consistent with the standards of practice as defined by the IAFN.




Contact D'rese Despert at 412.396.5878 or



Jodie Flynn, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, D-ABMD, is a Nursing Instructor at Capital University, School of Natural Science, Nursing, & Health and a Forensic Nurse Examiner in Richland County, Ohio. Full Bio.

L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, PMHCNS, FAAN is a professor at Duquesne University School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sekula has practiced and conducted research in the area of forensic nursing for over 20 years. Full Bio


Link to this is: Duquesne University – SANE

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