Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners - page 3
Who else out there is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner? I have been doing this for about 6-8 months and just went through the week long core SANE training that was put on by a major hospital and... Read More
Oct 8, '05 by HauntedbeI am currently enrolled in a Forensic course thru UC Riverside and completing the Sexual Assault Examiner portion. After my final I will complete 45 hours of clinical/non clinical internship to obtain a certificate, however the group that provides the exam is IAFN. I was lucky to speak with C. C. today who is the local regional director and is just a welath of information. I would be happy to provide her website and contact infor for anyone interested in more information. She does exams, is also an expert witness and works independantly for herself. Very inspiring to talk with her!Last edit by sirI on Feb 28, '06 : Reason: edited out name
Oct 18, '05 by daisybabyI've just started a course at my hospital in upstate NY. My classmates and I are really excited to bring the program forward, but funding is virtually non-existene for programs in the northeast. Anyone have ideas on how to really get things off the ground?
Nov 15, '05 by Kimberly82RNHello,
I am currently an RN with my assoc degree and I am enrolled in a RN to BSN program. Unfortunately I had car issues today and I was unable to attend my forensic nursing clinical day which was at our local county jail. For my makeup assingment, I would like to interview someone in forensic nursing because I think it is a very interesting field. However, I am having some difficulty finding someone. If there is any one willing to tell me a few things about your forensic nursing position, it would be greatly appreciated! I can be contacted by private message
KimLast edit by sirI on Feb 28, '06 : Reason: edit email address
Nov 22, '05 by HauntedUpdate, I have completed the classwork for the Sexual Assault Examiner through UC Riverside and am trying, and trying, and trying to complete my clinical internship requirements. So far I completed my police ride along and a peer review meeting. I am met with brick walls in attempting to get the required clinical/pelvic exams completed and I am up against a time constraint.
Big waste of 700.00 bucks and I will still have to pay about 250.00 more to sit for the board exam, that's hoping I can complete the clinicals, but I am on my own and there do not seem to be any state or county run agencies that would sponsor me. It is very sad that I am running into these roadblocks because I would be great at this job! I am objective, detail oriented and compassionate. I have no agenda and would be great on the witness stand.
Feb 28, '06 by cari4n6Quote from HauntedThank you, Haunted, for the kind words. You may be interested to know that UC Riverside has made me the instructor for the Sexual Assault Examiner course. I guess they thought it was best to have someone who actually works as a SANE to teach the course....what a concept!!I am currently enrolled in a Forensic course thru UC Riverside and completing the Sexual Assault Examiner portion. After my final I will complete 45 hours of clinical/non clinical internship to obtain a certificate, however the group that provides the exam is IAFN. I was lucky to speak with C.C. today who is the local regional director and is just a welath of information. I would be happy to provide her website and contact infor for anyone interested in more information. She does exams, is also an expert witness and works independantly for herself. Very inspiring to talk with her!
I went through and revamped the course and exams to make it better. We are halfway through the January to April course and my students are happy and getting good grades. I must say that your class was the first and we have made many improvements after learning from you and your valuable feedback. I hope you would be willing to recommend the course, now.
I am very happy that you have found a great group to work with. They are one of the best!
I understand that I will be teaching the next class, as well...(and hopefully more) so thank you, for your participation and letting me know that I helped you in some way.
PS. By the way....The National Certification is given by the Forensic Nursing Certification Board. That was the first question that I took out of the final exam because all the answers were incorrect!!!!Last edit by sirI on Feb 28, '06
Mar 6, '06 by kathywvI am the clinical director of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Mercer County WV. We currently have 6 trained nurses that perform all of the sexual assault exams in the county except for pediatrics. The chronic pediatric exams are performed by or Medical Director with our assistance.
Our program covers the county and we are on call 24/7. Our program has been very successful in our county and we serve the surrounding counties as well.
I feel that if a trained person comes in outside of the working ER staff, you have the time to give to the patient, dont have to be rushed and do a much more thorough job. Plus having the court experience we can represent the evidence collected.
I am so happy to hear that we have so many SANE nurses out there doing a great service to the public. :spin:
Mar 8, '06 by Sam923How did you go about finding the course? I have been looking for one in Arizona and have been running into dead ends. Any suggestions?
Mar 11, '06 by fishman72I have been a SANE for a couple years. The week of training was so informative. The SART program here is a joint venture with the hospital, sheriff's department, and the local woman's shelter participating. We meet once every two months to work out issues. Some SANE's are hospital employees but most are not. If we work for the hospital in an area besides the ER, we do NOT do sexual assault exams while on the clock. When we do the exams, we send a letter the the sheriff with the case number and the sheriff's department sends the nurse $200 for her time/expertise.
The woman's shelter always sends an Advocate to the exam. The Advocate is usually with the patient by the time the nurse arrives. The Advocate is not a nurse but has much of the same training. She does most of the counseling and supplies the patient with follow up info, helps the nurse collect information and communicates between the SANE and the ER staff since the SANE can't leave the evidence. She is great to have around and is a hge help to the patient and nurse. Having an advocate helps the nurse be able to stay more focused on collecting the evidence, etc. This team work has been fairly successful and the ER is always so happy to see us!
Mar 12, '06 by cari4n6Quote from Sam923You can find it on the UC Riverside Extension. Look for the sexual assault examiner course.How did you go about finding the course? I have been looking for one in Arizona and have been running into dead ends. Any suggestions?
I found out that I will not be teaching the next class but the next two after that.
Aug 19, '06 by Girl911i do have to say that when i was sexually abused last decemeber, my nurse was by far one of the best people i have ever met. she was so great that she changed what i wanted to do with my life, and i am now looking into forensic nursing myself.
Aug 19, '06 by sirI, MSN, APRN, NP Adminhello, girl911 and welcome to allnurses.com and the forensic nursing forum
we are so glad that you joined the site.
i cannot imagine what you've been through. how wonderful that you had a competent and caring forensic nurse to care for you during this very trying time.
looks like you have made up your mind to pursue this in the future after your hs graduation. please come back and let us know about what you decide in the field of forensics.
enjoy the site here at allnurses.
Apr 25, '08 by HauntedQuote from TennNurseThe wheels are being put in motion to establish a "safe place" clinic however right now it's just 2 RN's with limited contacts but lot's of experience. Stay tuned.This is an area of nursing in which I've had a strong interest for some time. I live in a small town between Memphis and Nashville that does not have SANE. What would be the best way to find a training program? Are there any minimal requirements as far as education and/or years of experience? I'm at a point in my life at which I have the time and financial stability to pursue this, and any information would be appreciated.
Aug 19, '09 by apiranioI did my training to become a SANE in March 09, I have found my niche in nursing I believe! I am so excited to be able to help someone in there time of need. I have been a nurse since 1994 and have done a full gamet of nursing roles, I feel if youdon't think being a SANE is for you don't do it. It is a certain area that will be fast for burn out if you aren't ready for it. Just my opinion but my belief is do only what makes you happy and makes you feel good that is the only way we can help others!!