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SANE Training $399


72 hour Combined Adult, Adolescent, Pediatric SANE Course with Child Abuse, and Domestic Violence Training

Upcoming training dates:​

  • 3rd, 4th and 5th of March 2020

  • 10th, 11th and 12th of March 2020

  • 17th, 18th and 19th of March 2020

You must attend all 9 days of the course. This course provides 72 - didactic contact hours, and an opportunity to work in the field of forensic nursing. This activity has been submitted to the IAFN for approval to award contact hours. The IAFN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on   Accreditation. (8 hours of CE’s are provided by Crisis Services of North Alabama, to include other aspects of Forensic Nursing; domestic violence and child/elder abuse.)


Crisis Services of North Alabama is a Board-approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Our approval status is valid through March 18, 2020. Our provider number is nontransferable and utilized exclusively by Crisis Services of North Alabama.


Alabama Board of Nursing Provider Number: ABNP:1385

Course Location: Huntsville, Alabama.


ON-SITE Trainings: If you are interested in an on-sight training at your location please contact Liana Hill at 

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please call or e-mail Angela Knight, Forensic Nurse Examiner Coordinator, at
(256)-705-6779, or

Also offered after completion of the didactic component of your Combined SANE training and your preceptorship is a 2 day skills lab. The skills lab provides an additonal 16hours of CE credit. The cost is $489.00.  For those nurses who choose to work PRN for the Crisis Services Forensic Nursing Program this training will be offered free of charge.

A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a registered nurse who has received advanced training and education in the forensic field of sexual assault. The SANE works as part of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). The multidisciplinary team includes law enforcement, advocates, attorneys and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.

The SANE completes a medico-legal examination, which includes the collection of forensic evidence from the client. The SANE is also an expert witness and may have to testify in court to the findings of the medico-legal examination.


Course Requirements:

  • An RN with two years experience.

  • You must attend the entire training, sign in each day and complete evaluations

  • After the training, each attendee will be required to complete clinical experiences in his or her own community.

Course Content Includes:• SANE/SART/FNE overview• Role of the Advocate• Role of Law Enforcement• Role of the Attorney• Male / Female Anatomy• Sexually Transmitted Diseases• Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault• Evidence Collection• Documentation• Photographic Documentation• Colposcope Training/SDFI System• Training with a Genital Teaching Assistant• Case Presentations• Strangulation• Domestic Violence• Elder Abuse• Child Physical Abuse• Suspect Examinations• Alabama State and Federal Laws• Treating underserved populations