The Adult/Adolescent SANE certification is a specific certification for SANE nurses trained in treating this population.
Duquesne School of Nursing Receives HRSA Grant for SANE Program
The Duquesne School of Nursing received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant to expand the SANE Program. This grant provides advanced nurse education to increase the number of Registered Nurses who are trained and certified as SANEs, focusing on increasing service to rural and medically underserved areas (MUAs) and areas with a shortage of SANEs.
As a recipient of the HRSA grant, Duquesne University School of Nursing is able to offer scholarship opportunities to nurses interested in pursuing IAFN SANE certification.
Pathways to SANE Certification
To achieve Adult/Adolescent SANE certification through The International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), the steps found on this helpful checklist must be completed before sitting for the IAFN certification exam.
The first step is the didactic course, which is approved by IAFN and meets the IAFN SANE Education Guidelines. This course is included in the SANE Grant Program, but it may also be taken alone or as part of a curriculum in some Duquesne educational programs that are part of the School of Nursing (for those who are not interested in pursuing IAFN Adult/Adolescent SANE certification). Please note this when applying, as there are various entry points and ways to enroll into the program to meet your needs.
Which Best Describes You?
Current Duquesne Student
|Didactic Course: for students currently enrolled in a Duquesne University program who are interested in taking the online didactic course with no current plans to pursue a clinically preceptored experience or IAFN Adult/Adolescent SANE certification.|
Interested in Adult/Adolescent SANE online Didactic course only
|Didactic Course: for nurses not currently enrolled at Duquesne who are interested in taking the online didactic course with no current plans to pursue a clinically preceptored experience or Adult/Adolescent SANEcertification.|
Interested in IAFN Adult/Adolescent SANE Certification and enrollment in SANE Grant Program
Clinical Preceptor Course: for nurses who have completed a SANE Adult/Adolescent didactic course and are interested in IAFN Adult/Adolescent SANE certification; Didactic course may or may not have been completed at Duquesne, but does meet IAFN SANE Education Guidelines.
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,500,000 with no financing by non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.