SANE vs SAFE

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    Hello. I've just been looking around Maryland and even the region and it seems that the title around here has been changed from SANE to SAFE/FNE, SAFE meaning Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner/Forensic Nurse Examiner.

    It's my understanding that SAFE and FNE are encompassing a broader scope than sexual assault only and now includes all kinds of domestic abuse evidence gathering.

    I noticed that PA and VA are also offering SAFE programs now. Is this a trend in other areas as well?
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    Hello. I've just been looking around Maryland and even the region and it seems that the title around here has been changed from SANE to SAFE/FNE, SAFE meaning Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner/Forensic Nurse Examiner.

    It's my understanding that SAFE and FNE are encompassing a broader scope than sexual assault only and now includes all kinds of domestic abuse evidence gathering.

    I noticed that PA and VA are also offering SAFE programs now. Is this a trend in other areas as well?
    Hi, Kat,

    Check here http://www.amrn.com/faq.html , the American Forensic Nursing website. Here you will see definitions of the different acronyms. As you will see, they are similar in many ways. And, you are correct, the certification programs and educative programs are incorporating many levels of forensic disciplines.


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