Just wondering if any SANEs out there can give me a better idea of what the job is all about. I have done my research and know plenty of the basics, however all of this info does not actually capture what working as a SANE is all about. I want to know what surprised you about the job, what you love, what you hate? What challenges does this field face in general? How often are you subpoenaed? Do you work in the ED or another field as well, or just as a SANE? Who employs you? Etc etc.
I am a college sophomore anticipating entrance into a BSN program summer 2010 and graduation in 2012. In addition to school full-time I work as an EMT, a medical assistant in an OB-GYN clinic (focus on family planning and contraception), and have recently been hired as a PACU pt. care tech. I also have fairly extensive experience volunteering with law enforcement through search and rescue and assisting with investigations.
So essentially, I've become interested in eventually becoming a SANE through my brief but broad experience working in prehospital/emergency, OB-GYN, and LE/investigations.
Also - what would you recommend I do to prepare myself? I've signed up to volunteer as a rape crisis hotline volunteer, and I'm waiting to hear back.