Online Didactic Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Adult Adolescent Course

Registration for the Course

Registration for our October course is closed. Please check back often for upcoming course dates and registration.

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.


Ashley Stewart, MSN, RPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, is Adjunct Faculty at Duquesne University as well as a Coordinator of a Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Program in Winnipeg Canada. Full Bio.

Jodie Flynn, MSN, RN, CNE, SANE-A, SANE-P, is a Curriculum and Instruction Developer on Chamberlain University's national pre-licensure academic team, Forensic Nurse Consultant, and Certified Nurse Educator. Full Bio.

L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, PMHCNS, FAAN
, is a professor at Duquesne University School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sekula has practiced and conducted research in the area of forensic nursing for over 20 years. Full Bio.

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, CEU recording 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.


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