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Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (CA-SANE) Didactic Course for the State of Texas

Prepare to secure your Sexual-Assault Nurse Examiner certification by completing this didactic course approved by the Texas Office of the Attorney General.

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About the course

The Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (CA-SANE) Didactic Course for the State of Texas online short course from TAMIU is designed to provide registered nurses specialized didactic education in the medical forensic care and assessment of patients who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. This fully online course is approved by the Texas Office of the Attorney General and meets the minimum didactic requirements to take the certification exam to become a SANE provider. To qualify for SANE certification, you must have a current and unencumbered nursing license in Texas or a compact state, with at least two years of active practice as an RN within the last five years.

Through self-paced instruction, you will gain in-depth understanding of how to thoughtfully navigate the complexities of sexual violence and the potential psychological and physical impacts for the patient. As you learn every critical step of the sexual assault medical forensic examination process, you will develop the discernment to work collaboratively with the medical care team to appropriately assess, support and advocate for a sexual assault victim. This course provides a focus on the adult population.

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Course outline

The Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (CA-SANE) Didactic Course for the State of Texas consists of four units: Core Curriculum, Legal Segment, Adult/Adolescent Population Segment, and Medical Forensic Documentation and Treatment Modalities. Start our flexible online short course units right away and chart your progress with self-guided assessments. You should expect to spend 30-35 hours on this short course, and you have up to 90 days to complete your course.

Access to course units: 90 days

Topics you will study:

  • Forensic Nursing Roles and Responsibilities of the SANE
  • Multidisciplinary Team Concepts
  • Guiding Principles in Working with Persons who have been Sexually Assaulted
  • Vicarious Trauma

Access to course units: 90 days

Topics you will study:

  • Criminal Justice System
  • Defining Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination
  • Responsibility to Report
  • Crime Victims' Rights (Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 56)
  • Confidentiality

Access to course units: 90 days

Topics you will study:

  • Dynamics of Adult/Adolescent Sexual Violence
  • Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination
  • Documentation and Evidence Collection
  • Adult/Adolescent Treatment Modalities

Access to course units: 90 days

Topics you will study:

  • Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination
  • Documentation and Evidence Collection
  • Adult/Adolescent Treatment Modalities

Affordable professional growth

Our short courses feature low, all-inclusive pricing—with no hidden fees. Total cost of the short course includes all learning materials. Gain access as soon as you pay for your course.

Total cost

$300*

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*Prices subject to change. Students may request a refund for a healthcare professional course within five business days of purchase and if 10% or less of the course has been viewed.

Gain skills through immersive learning experiences

  • Learn basic guidelines to develop and apply critical-thinking skills when conducting a sexual assault medical forensic exam for a diverse population of patients.
  • Understand the dynamics of sexual violence to better comprehend the potential psychological and physical impact on patients and how that may affect the examination.
  • Gain vital knowledge in medical management of the patient incorporating collaborative principles, using a trauma informed care model and the role of an advocate.

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"SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurses provide a critical role that spans both forensic patient care and criminal justice."

– Marivic B. Torregosa, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC

Dean of TAMIU College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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No RN license is required to apply for the business courses. To complete the full requirements for SANE certification, an RN license is required. There are no prerequisites for the courses.

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No. All materials are included within the course. Students may have the option to purchase additional materials.

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You may request a refund within five business days of purchase if you have not viewed more than 10% of the course.

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You will receive a digital certificate based on completion of the course (viewing all pages) and passing all assessments at 80%.

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