Congrats to all of you who are SANEs or who are in the process. The field is so rewarding.
I need some feedback and suggestions. We are in the process of revamping our SANE program. In Sept 2007 an ad was placed in the local newspaper for nurses wanting to become SANES. 10 nurses from our area applied and completed the 40 hr didactic training. Only 2 of us have completed the clinical and are currently doing the exams. The difficulty we are having is that all of the nurses have other jobs and are never available to observe the exams. Our area is also in the process of being the focal point for education of SANEs. We are now looking at the best way to utilize other nurses. The ideal would be a semi retired or retired nurse that would be interested, as they have more time not only to complete the clinical but also to cover the day time hours. Does anyone have any suggestions?