About the Course

Nurses will experience hands-on preceptorship with experienced SANEs to prepare them to return to their areas of clinical practice. The course includes an opportunity to practice a mock exam on a professional live standardized patient who has been trained to portray a sexual assault scenario and undergo a full sexual assault exam. Learn more about the standardized patients with whom we work.

You will also complete a two and a half-hour pelvic training as part of the offering. This is intentionally scheduled for the evening prior to the first full class day, typically from 4:30-7 p.m., so that it doesn't disrupt or add to your travel.

This course serves as the "preceptorship" portion of the national certification offered through IAFN (International Association of Forensic Nurses). All training is consistent with the standards of practice as defined by the IAFN.

Register for Clinical Preceptor Course


Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education Research
230 McKee Place, 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Professional Development

Duquesne University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

In Preparation for the Course

It is strongly encouraged for you to bring a Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit, including paperwork, from your institution where you will be practicing so that you can become familiar with what you will be using and your state's laws. If this is not possible, we will provide you with a kit.

Please submit copies of the following via email to Meghan%20Currie%3A
Current, unencumbered RN license
Didactic training course completion certificate

Some materials may be mailed or emailed to you before class start or may be made available online.

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel the course due to lack of sufficient enrollment. Notification of a cancellation will be made one week prior to the course.


If you have questions about the preceptor course, please contact

Meghan Currie

School of Nursing