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About the Course

seal for IAFN-approved SANE CourseThis 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.

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.

Registration/Cancellation Policy

Registration fee for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Didactic Course is $599.00 (price subject to change). This registration fee includes the program, materials, technology fee, contact hours and certificate of completion. If an applicant withdraws registration prior to beginning the course, the registration fee(s), less a handling charge, will be refunded. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER THE FIRST CLASS HAS CONVENED. 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. In this case the entire registration fee will be refunded.

Didactic Course Questions

For specific questions about the Didactic Course:

Carolyn Smith

Administrative Assistant, Graduate Programs

School of Nursing

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