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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner




S.A.N.E. is a registered nurse with at least forty hours of specialized training. The training enables the RN to:

  • Provide comprehensive care to sexual assault victims
  • Conduct a forensic exam
  • Testify effectively in court

The Sane program benefits a sexual assault victim by streamlining the process of providing comprehensive medical treatment while facilitating the collection of evidence.




  • The SANE Course is a forty hour course that includes classroom lecture, group projects, live models, a skills lab and a mock trial.
  • This course fulfills the guidelines set forth by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and meets the educational requirement for nurses applying to sit for the national certification exam.
  • The University of MS School of Nursing provides academic oversight for the course and awards nursing CEUs. After taking the course, the nurse completes a clinical practicum at his/her practice sites.
  • The course is no cost and is held 3 times a year in each region of the state: northern (fall), central (winter); and southern (summer). A four hour amended course is also available with hands-on examples of evidence collection.

To inquire about trainings or more information, contact Shalotta Sharp, Special Projects Coordinator at




Click here to view a brochure on our SANE program.

Click to view Sexual Assault Kit Instructions.

Click to view Forensic Evidence Collection Steps