Seminars & Training

October 28 - November 1, 2013

Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Training

The purpose of this training is to provide nurses who have attended and completed all requirements of a basic Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Training course with basic knowledge specific to pediatric forensic evaluation. This intense 5 day training will cover pediatric growth and development; sexual assault injury classification systems; hymenal morphology; pediatric sexual abuse injuries, and forensic documentation. This training does not “certify” the nurse to perform pediatric sexual assault exams. Satisfactory completion indicates that the nurse has attended the training. Post clinical requirements will be recommended and will be the responsibility of the nurse to arrange after the didactic course.

Course Requirements:

  • Current licensure to practice as a RN
  • Completion of the Adult SANE training course

Training Information:

Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Prerequisites: See Description
Lead Instructor: Shalotta Sharp
Registration Fee: Tuition fee is waived
Location: Marshall University Forensic Science Center, Huntington, WV
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm each day
Contact: Judy Fry, Telephone: (304) 691-8959 or Email:


Shalotta Sharp is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Coordinator for acute adult and pediatric sexual assault exams. Responsible for coordinating care of patients reporting sexual assault, scheduling non-acute adult and pediatric exams, coordinating 24/7 forensic nurse call coverage, coordinating care with victim support agencies such as law enforcement, Department of Human Services, and the rape crisis center. She served as in-house consultant for updating hospital-wide policies and procedures regarding sexual assault practice issues. Her clinical practice includes nursing episode of care with forensic photography and sample collection for patients in the Emergency Department reporting sexual assault, with physician collaboration. Fact and expert witness in legal actions regarding sexual assault.