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USI's College of Nursing and Health Professions  provides accredited professional development opportunities for health professionals through continuing education conferences and workshops. The College is dedicated to providing quality programming to assist the busy health professional in enhancing knowledge, skills, and professional competencies.

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This five-day educational training will follow the 2015 International Association of Forensic Nurses guidelines for Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE). To sit for the SANE certification exam, a nurse must attend the entire 40-hour SANE training course, as well as complete clinical requirements outlined by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, which will be discussed during the training. USI program staff will monitor and provide documentation of completion of clinical requirements.

Nurses enrolled in the five-day SANE Training also must complete an online self-study (February 13-March 1) prior to the training.

Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and USI College of Nursing and Health Professions Continuing Education are collaborating with regional partners to host this training. SANE trained nurses must follow specific protocols in the care and examination of sexual assault victims to preserve evidence and ensure chain of custody.

Recognizing the importance of participation across different agencies, the training will not be limited to nurses. The following are considered potential participants: law enforcement, advocates, prosecutors, health care professionals, students and social workers.

Instructors include SANE trained and SANE certified nurses, Indiana State Police forensic scientists, prosecuting attorneys and victim support specialists. Email Jane Friona ( with questions about the training.

Dates & Times: Monday through Friday, March 6-10, 2017, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST)

Registration Fee: $200 for nurses for all 5 days & self-study; $100 for all 5 days for non-nurses, if registering by February 13. Thereafter, $300 for nurses for all 5 days & self-study; $150 for non-nurses for all 5 days. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials and continuing education credit.

Contact Hours: 42 for nurses

Course Number:  HPR850

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