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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Adolescent/Adult/Pediatric Training

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  • Online Self-Study Dates: February 1 – March 1, 2024
  • On-Site Training Dates: March 4 - 8, 2024

This educational training will follow the 2018 International Association of Forensic Nurses guidelines for Adolescent/Adult/Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE). Prior to the five-day in-person training, each participant must complete a 24-hour online, self-study module.

The SANE training participants will learn the specific protocols in the care and examination of sexual assault victims, including the different aspects of the sexual assault physical examination (history taking, evidence collection, documentation, etc.), as well as how to preserve specimens and ensure chain of custody. In addition, attendees are exposed to members of a Sexual Assault Response Team, and will participate in a mock trial for a better understanding of legal proceedings.

To sit for a SANE certification exam, a nurse must complete all of the requirements of a SANE training course, as well as complete clinical requirements outlined by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, which will be discussed during the training. Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and USI College of Nursing and Health Professions Center for Health Professions Lifelong Learning are collaborating with regional partners to host this training. Instructors include SANE-trained and SANE-certified nurses, Indiana State Police forensic scientists, law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys and victim support specialists.

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.

Email Jane Friona ( with questions about the training.

Enrollment Cost

Before February 1:

  • $350 for nurses
  • $250 for non-nurses

After February 1:

  • $450 for nurses
  • $250 for non-nurses

Fee includes access to the online program and the live program along with all resources and handouts. Lunch is also included on the live day of the program.

SANE logoFinancial assistance for this course may be available through the Indiana SANE Training Project.

Visit the Indiana SANE Training Project web page and click "Funding Assistance Application for Training."

Registration Policy

The program requires a minimum of 5 participants.

We reserve the right to cancel any offering if there is insufficient enrollment. Registered participants will be notified in advance and fully refunded if this occurs.

Refund Policy

A $25 administrative fee will be charged for cancelled registrations prior to February 1, 2024.  No refund will be provided after that date.

Questions?  Call toll-free 1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or email

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