Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners - page 3

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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 several SANE programs in our area.... Read More


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    Quote from Jennie27
    I am very interested in becoming a SANE nurse and have had a really difficult time finding out where such trainings are held. Do you have any advice?
    For information about SANE programs in your state check out the IAFN website, they may be able to find out the information for you. You can also train in another state and become a pioneer getting a program started. Hopefully you will have the full support of your facitlity, if not shame on them! It's great that you would like to become an important person in someone's life who has been sexually assaulted.
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    Can a LVN be a S.A.N.E. or do you have to be a RN?
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    Quote from jdevine111
    New Jersey is relatively good as far as SANE nursing practice is concerned. We have a state mandated SANE/SART program. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team). The nurse works an independent contractor type position for the county. Most of us have regular nursing type jobs and submit "on-call" hours each month. This year NJ State Board of Nursing gave certification in forensic nursing, FN-CSA (Forensic Nurse-Certified Sexual Assault) which we all had to acquire in order to continue working as SANEs. The nurses I have met through the SANE program in Union County NJ are a wonderful group and I am proud to be one among them.

    How does your on call work? How many shifts per month and what is the pay rate that you receive?
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    Quote from ERMANAGER
    How does your on call work? How many shifts per month and what is the pay rate that you receive?
    My county has a full time SANE Coordinator.
    One of her functions is to facilitate the schedule.
    We let her know what hours we are available.
    A calendar is e-mailed to us and as people give their time, the updated calendars are repeatedly sent to us. This way we can see which hours are still open.
    We are asked to commit to a minimum of 30 hours a month.
    The on call pay is a small fraction of a plumber's on call rate.
    I tend to think of it as "community service." [but don't get me started on that]
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    Quote from jdevine111
    My county has a full time SANE Coordinator.
    One of her functions is to facilitate the schedule.
    We let her know what hours we are available.
    A calendar is e-mailed to us and as people give their time, the updated calendars are repeatedly sent to us. This way we can see which hours are still open.
    We are asked to commit to a minimum of 30 hours a month.
    The on call pay is a small fraction of a plumber's on call rate.
    I tend to think of it as "community service." [but don't get me started on that]
    Thank you very much for the information.
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    Quote from Allaroundnurse
    I have been a S.A.N.E. for over 1 year now and we are currently restarting our program. In our program the SANE is the person who does the exam and the rape kit. We also do alot of teaching and are an active part of the SART in our area. We have a well rounded group of SANE's with alot of OB/GYN experience including a Midwife. It is an area of medicine that of course nurses are better than most MD's. The MD's in our ER are standing on their heads they are so happy the program is being revamped. So hang in there if you are having trouble. When the MD's see how much of a help you are they will be glad you are there. :roll
    I am very interested in becoming a SANE nurse but have no clue where to start. I have no training as a nurse and I just need some help figuring out where to begin. If anyone has answers please let me know.
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    beI 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
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    I'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?
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    Hello,
    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
    Thanks,
    Kim
    Last edit by sirI on Feb 28, '06 : Reason: edit email address
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    Update, 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.

    SOB!!!!!
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