Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Course

Danville, PA US
February 22, 2024 to March 22, 2024

Program Description 

This is a Live Educational Activity. 

In order to provide a robust call schedule of Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFEs), Geisinger offers training for nurses and providers to provide forensic examination services to patients who present to Geisinger Emergency Departments (EDs) who have been sexually assaulted or a victim of physical violence. Goal is to have 24/7 coverage, 365 days per year to ease the burden on ED nurses as these forensic exams take multiple hours to perform, reducing coverage on the floor to care for other patients. The examination process, when performed by a trained SANE nurse, creates a better patient experience. 

Target Audience

This activity is designed for nurses who will participate in the SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) program at Geisinger.  

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • complete Forensic examinations and collection of evidence
  • provide trauma informed care to victims of sexual assault
  • complete Medicolegal photography and specimen collection
  • explain indications for sexually transmitted disease and prophylaxis
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity.  Credit will display on your continuing education transcript once the activity evaluation is completed.  

    Additional Information

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    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 64.00 ANCC
    • 64.00 Contact Hours
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    02/22/2024 - 7:00am EST
    Event ends: 
    03/22/2024 - 5:00pm EDT
    Please see program schedule attachment on the course Overview page. 
    Geisinger Office Building 1 (GOB1) A210 Conference Room
    36 Foss Lane
    Danville, PA 17821
    United States


    Guest Faculty

    Jennifer McNew, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, SANE-P
    Forensic Nurse Consultant
    Teaching Instructor

    Geisinger Faculty

    Natalie Giordano, MHA
    Activity Director
    Operations Director II
    Emergency Med Service Line Admin
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley


    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 64 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Disclosure Policy 

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 


    Available Credit

    • 64.00 ANCC
    • 64.00 Contact Hours


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