UNC Medical Center's Forensic Nursing Program hosts an annual Combined (Pediatric/Adult/Adolescent) 72-hour didactic SANE training. This course provides the instructional content to prepare nurses to care for victims of sexual violence across the lifespan in a competent and trauma-informed manner. This didactic training must be followed by a minimum of 16 hours of clinical training, through either clinical preceptorship (provided to UNCMC employees) or a clinical training that utilizes gynecological teaching associates or standardized patients (not currently being offered at UNC). Becoming a SANE is a continuous educational journey. We are seeking applicants that are passionate about serving patients who have experienced sexual abuse/assault and enthusiastic about the necessary hard work to do so.
This training utilizes the SANE Educational Guidelines put forth by the International Association of Forensic Nurses and has been approved by the NC Board of Nursing. The course consists of pre-reading, 8 full days of live instruction, daily knowledge checks, a group project, and a post test. The instructors reserve the right to provide additional, non-punitive remediation assignments when needed.
Maximum In-Person Participants: 15 Maximum Virtual Participants: 10
UNCMC employees must enroll as an in-person participants. All others must mark their preference for in-person or virtual participation on their application. Preference for virtual participation will be given to those who require subsequent travel expenses to attend in person (ie. long driving distances, hotel expenses, etc). All virtual participants are required to have their cameras on with no artificial backgrounds throughout the entirety of the live course in a quiet environment that is conducive to learning. This course has been approved by the NC BON for 100% live presence and participation. Sleeping in person or on camera will not be allowed.
*If the subsequent SANE clinical training is successfully completed within 6 months from the end of this didactic course (February 24, 2023), this $300 fee will be reimbursed to the participant. Successful completion of the clinical training must meet the NC Board of Nursing standards of completeing a minimum of 16 clinical hours through clinical preceptorship at the participant's institution or through a clinical training with gyncological teaching associates.
Application Process: Submission of this application is not a guarantee of final registration. The application window closes on January 23, 2023. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis of their registration status, with the latest date of notification being January 27, 2023. Please note there is pre-course work that will be disseminated via access through the course Google Classroom a minimum of a week prior to the course's start date.
- An active and unencumbered North Carolina Registered Nurse (RN) License
- All participants: a computer, access to the internet, and a G-mail address
- Virtual participants will additionally need: access to internet with the ability to stream video, the Webex Video conferencing application, speaker, microphone, and webcam
- Virtual participants will also need one small container of Play-Doh
- For UNC Employees, manager approval
- 1-2 years of RN experience recommended
Overview of Application
• Demographic data
• Professional experience
• SANE goals (brief 100-200 characters)
If selected, you may be asked for documentation to support the data you provide. Likewise, all correspondence and agreements will be generated from the personal information submitted below. So, please use proper spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.