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?
Last edit by sirI on Jan 23, '08
Jan 7, '09
Have they all been able to even find a clinical experience or do you set it up for them? You could try having the exams be online and available for a two or three day period. Other than that, I have nothing...lol
Jan 8, '09
Thanks for your suggestion.
We have a very active program with many clinical opportunities. We have 6 nurses but 4 of them work part time or full time jobs. This leaves only 2 nurses to cover most of the time. We have another 3 nurses waiting to complete the clinical but they too work full time and are seldom available when we call them with a case.
Jan 8, '09
Wow. Well, you can only do what you can do. If they really want to finish the program, then I guess they are going to have to find some time in their own lives...I mean if I was going to do this, I would do it...take a few days off or something if I had to. Maybe talk to my boss and let him know the importance of it to me. But, I wouldn't worry too much....you seem to be doing all you can.