University of Southern Indiana

Mission and Goals

sane logoMission:
The Indiana SANE Training Project provides advanced nursing educational opportunities, mentoring and support for Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to become trained, clinically competent and certified as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners through recruitment and retention efforts, collaboration and data evaluation to improve the outcomes, trauma-informed care and healing to survivors of sexual violence and abuse.   


  • To increase access to evidence-based training of SANEs and forensic nurses working in rural and/or underserved communities to ensure competence in the care of survivors of sexual assault. 
  • To support the professional development of SANEs and forensic nurses working in Indiana, especially those in rural or underserved communities. 
  • To improve the collection and analysis of data related to SANE programming to guide future programmatic decisions and placement of victim services and resources. 

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