Seminars & Training

March 2 - 6, 2009

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Training

What is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner?

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a registered nurse who has been specially trained to care for the complex issues surrounding victims of sexual assault. The purpose of this training is to teach interested Registered Nurses how to better care for their patients by recognizing, collecting and preserving evidence, interviewing victims and linking them to vital community resources for follow-up.

Course Description

This 40-hour didactic course is geared towards the Registered Nurse, but is informative for physicians, law enforcement officers, prosecutors and victim advocates. It is designed to provide a comprehensive education program in the complete assessment, evaluation and treatment of the adult sexual assault survivor. Upon completion of the 40-hour didactic training, there is a post-training clinical requirement that must be completed according to the nurse’s scope of practice and guidelines of the training course. Days 1, 2, and 5 are suggested for prosecutors, law enforcement officer and victim advocates. RNs MUST attend ALL five days of the training to receive contact hours.This course meets the educational guidelines of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Training Information:

Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Prerequisites: None
Lead Instructor: Linda E. Ledray
Registration Fee: $250.00 for the 5 day program ($400.00 out of State)
Location: United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, WV
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm each day
Contact: For information, contact Judy Fry at (304) 690-4363 x201


Linda E. Ledray, PhD, RN, FAAN, SANE-A, developed the Sexual Assault Resource Service in Minneapolis in 1977 and has been the director since its establishment. One of Dr. Ledray’s greatest accomplishments is a nursing-focused service delivery model that provides responsive treatment for sexual assault survivors. There are currently more than 120 functioning SANE programs across the country. Dr. Ledray has taught nationally and internationally on sexual assault issues and has authored the book. Recovering From Rape.