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Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training 2018


Adult and adolescent patients presenting to emergency departments for concerns of sexual abuse/assault are common. Care for this patient population requires specialized training for medical and nursing providers. The Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training provides a strong foundation for nurses to acquire the needed knowledge and skills in providing this specialized care to a vulnerable patient population.

The training requires full attendance of a 40 hour didactic program which covers content needed to build the foundation for addressing the needs of abused/assaulted adult and adolescent patients in the medical setting. There is also a required clinical component (approximately 40 hours) following the didactic program which engages the participant in numerous activities which serve to build the clinical competency of the nurse. Acquiring the clinical training sites will be the responsibility of the participants. Both didactic and clinical components must be completed in order to successfully complete the Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training.

Clinical requirements will include observing and/or performing exams of adolescents and adults. The participant will be able to complete these exams through participation with a medical examiner and in other settings which provide these examinations to adolescents. It is strongly suggested that the participant evaluate available resources to determine how difficult it will be to successfully complete the required examinations. Other clinical requirements will include time spent with the county Department of Social Services, law enforcement, the district attorney’s office and observation of a court proceeding.

Lunch is included daily.

 Lead Coordinator:

Deborah Flowers, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, SANE-A, SANE-P
Program Coordinator/Nurse Consultant
NC Child Medical Evaluation Program
Clinical Assistant Professor
UNC School of Medicine-Department of Pediatrics
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor - UNC-CH School of Nursing

ANCC Credit Hours

This course is worth 40 contact hours.

Accreditation Statement

 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

The Center for Lifelong Learning reserves the right to make changes to a program's content or speakers, as well as cancel programs due to low enrollment or in case of emergency conditions, such as inclement weather.

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