This collaborative project with the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Office on Violence Against Women, provides free training, technical assistance, and consultation to local SANE programs and State/Territory and Tribal SANE Coordinators.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is pleased to present this targeted technical assistance project to strengthen the Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) sustainability efforts regarding Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs.

Through the provision of free on-site technical assistance, information dissemination and follow-up consultation, this project aims to build sustainable SANE programs by increasing access to information, building SANE program staff capacity and enhancing collaborative efforts between victim advocates and forensic nurses.

Continuing education is a fundamental key to SANE program sustainability.  This resource collection includes information about online educational offerings.  You can also browse our elearning portal for new additions to our collection.


Forensic Healthcare Online

International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)  Education Offerings


Clinical Teaching

About our Blogger:  Jenifer Markowitz is a forensic nursing consultant who specializes in issues related to sexual assault and domestic violence, including medical-forensic examinations and professional education and curriculum development.

The following on-line resources are an introduction to some basic issues related to economics. Note that this is by no means an exhaustive list, and does not include academic or scholarly journal articles, since these are not universally available. Additional materials can be searched and requested through our online Library.

Recruiting new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) is one of the biggest challenges for many struggling programs who feel they cannot maintain adequate numbers of nurses to provide 24/7 coverage. What follows are some basic concepts to keep in mind when planning for recruitment and some suggested strategies to make your recruiting efforts more successful.

Recruiting Basics

The following materials have been collected to provide critical information relevant to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program sustainability. For information on how to obtain print copies of these documents, submit a request to the NSVRC team.

A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Exams
U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. (2004).

An Informal Education: Blogs as Informational Sources

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