Campus SANE Network
Sexual assault is a reality for university and college communities. Health care providers on campuses are an important part of the team working to prevent and educate about sexual assault while simultaneously connecting victims to the care they need.
If you are a campus-based nurse who wants to become more educated about sexual assault response and methods of prevention at the college or university level, register to join the Duquesne University School of Nursing Campus Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Network, which is made possible via a grant from the Department of Justice.
|SANE Adult/Adolescent Didactic Course||Attend the online, asynchronous, 59-hour, 10-week training, which includes an additional module on campus sexual assault. You are eligible for 50+ hours of CE credit upon completion.|
|Campus Self-Assessment Tool||Assess your current campus’ sexual assault response and identify areas for opportunity in improving the response.|
|Campus Consultation||Work with an Expert SANE to address areas for improvement within your response and receive guidance and support as you advance your campus’ sexual assault response.|
|Virtual SANE Network||Have access to resources focusing on campus-based sexual assault, including 15+ monthly educational sessions from experts in the field discussing important topics for campus sexual assault. Explore resources available to you including annotated bibliographies, example policies and algorithms for you to utilize on your own campus, and relevant research in the field.|
As part of the wider SANE Campus Network program, you will have access to a series of monthly sexual assault continuing education sessions that build on content from the initial course and incorporate new information critical to understanding campus-based sexual assault
10-week online, asynchronous, grand-funded training
Required Credit Hours
The SANE Campus Network will prepare you to become a clinical resource and advocate
for change on your campus. It will also connect you to a larger network that provides
opportunities for collaboration and support in mitigating the realities of sexual
assault on campuses. You will acquire specialized resources to address barriers of
sexual assault reporting and care that are specific to your campus. As a participant in the program, you will: All campus-based nurses are eligible to participate in the program, and nurses on
smaller or rural campuses are particularly encouraged to register. Please contact the Program Coordinator.
About the SANE Campus Network
Frequently Asked Questions
encouraging dialogue, and additional readings. The course covers topics within the field of forensic nursing, focusing specifically on campus victim advocation and support. Upon completion of the course, you will feel more confident in your knowledge of sexual assault and how it may appear uniquely in a campus setting, the critical steps to take when a student reports a sexual assault, and primary and secondary preventions to implement on your campus.
The course has six modules with approximately four to six hours of lecture per week, which is to be completed asynchronously. During the last two weeks of the course, you will be required to complete a final exam.
There is no clinical component to this course. Because this course is entirely online, there is no requirement to visit the Duquesne University campus.
Most nurses who complete the training will not conduct sexual assault exams on campus, but you will be prepared to educate students about the process and connect them with the care they need. You will also be able to explain the SANE exam process in detail and connect students with community-based resources.
SANEs are a part of what is called the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), which can be composed of counselors, law enforcement and other specialists within health care. They occupy a critical, supportive role for victims of sexual assault.
For Questions or Clarification
The SANE Campus Network will prepare you to become a clinical resource and advocate for change on your campus. It will also connect you to a larger network that provides opportunities for collaboration and support in mitigating the realities of sexual assault on campuses. You will acquire specialized resources to address barriers of sexual assault reporting and care that are specific to your campus.
As a participant in the program, you will:
All campus-based nurses are eligible to participate in the program, and nurses on smaller or rural campuses are particularly encouraged to register.
Please contact the Program Coordinator.
This program was produced by Duquesne University under 2020-V3-GX-0068, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.