SANE-A & SANE-P Classes



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Wisconsin DOJ Forensic Nurse Education: Adult/Adolescent 40 Hour Seminar Dates Announced!

This 5-day virtual seminar prepares the Registered Nurse with the minimum education necessary to practice as a forensic nurse examiner (FNE) in the state of Wisconsin. Registered Nurses who treat victims of violent crime, such as sexual violence or assault, must receive additional and specific didactic preparation to adequately care for this population. This ensures that all patients who are reporting sexual violence or assault receive competent and trauma-informed care, taking into consideration cultural, racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual and socioeconomic diversity. Attendees will be taught specific clinical and evidence-based standards of forensic nursing practice, as established by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and Forensic Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. Concepts such as sexual violence, trauma, and crisis intervention will be covered in depth, as well as skills such as evidence collection, forensic photography, and courtroom testimony. In addition, Wisconsin statutes pertinent to forensic nurse practice will be covered.

Fee:  $100/participant

When: Monday 2/22/21, Tuesday 2/23/21, Wednesday 2/24/21, Thursday 3/4/21 and Friday 3/5/21 on a live virtual platform from 8am – 5:30pm.  Attendees must be present for the entire course and complete an evaluation in order to receive credit for attending.

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All in-person class dates and locations are tentative and subject to change pending public health orders and the COVID-19 pandemic.   April 26-30, 2021   Location:  TBD September 13-17  Location:  TBD  

This activity has been submitted to the International Association of Forensic Nurses for approval to award contact hours. The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Please call Susan Kanack, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, State SANE Coordinator at 414-750-5728 at the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victim Services, for more information about contact hours.


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The IAFN provides an online forum for SANE training. Options include 41-hour Adolescent/Adult training and 43-hour Pediatric/Adolescent training. Clinical skills may be available at sites throughout the US and Canada.


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The Indian Health Service (IHS) has funded the International Association of Forensic Nurses to deliver training related to the identification, collection, and preservation of medical forensic evidence obtained during the treatment of victims of sexual and domestic violence. These trainings allow medical professionals to acquire and maintain the knowledge, skills, and competent clinical forensic practice to improve the response to domestic and sexual violence in hospitals, health clinics, and health stations within the Indian health system.


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Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers mission is to provide children and families with highly-qualified professionals while improving community response to child abuse. They provides a 46.35 hour pediatric SANE class for those medical professionals seeking to provide forensic care to the pediatric population. Must have taken the adult SANE course prior to completing a pediatric course.