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 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Campus Network, which is made possible via a grant from the Department of Justice.

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"With the Expert SANE's help, I was able to identify and enhance resources both on campus and within the local community for victims of sexual assault."

Maura Smith, Marywood University, Scranton, PA

About the SANE Campus Network

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:

  1. seal for IAFN-approved SANE CourseComplete a 10-week SANE campus-centered training course, which is approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). Additionally, you will be eligible for over 50 CE credits upon completion of the course. When applying, you can choose whether you'd like to start this course in January 2023 or April 2023. We currently have a waitlist available option for October 2022.
  2. Assess your campus' health care response to sexual assault and explore ways to improve service delivery.
  3. Work with an expert SANE to plan and advance sexual assault repsonse on your campus, including utilizing community connections.
  4. Enroll in the virtual SANE Network, which is a community of professionals who have similar goals and is a place where you can share resources. This also includes regular continuing education on campus-based sexual assault response.

All campus-based nurses are eligible to participate in the program, and nurses on smaller or rural campuses are particularly encouraged to register.

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For Questions or Clarification

Please contact the Program Coordinator

Sophie Pillsbury

SANE Campus-Focused Course 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.