Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

January 12, 2021 - (live virtual class meeting – remote) 6:30 – 8:30pm

January 12 – February 8 – (remote learning-online) approximately 22 hours self-paced study.

February 9 – April 6 (live virtual class meetings- Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm) Remote classes will be recorded but participants are expected to attend – recordings are reserved for make-up classes as needed. 
***Additionally - 3 hours of remote learning-online material will be provided each week

March 19 - on Campus (tentatively scheduled pending Covid-19 restrictions) - from 9am – 5:30pm

April 20 – last day to complete 6 hours of post-course assignments and the final exam. 
Place:   Monmouth University                                  Fee:     $875         
Seventy-two contact hours will be provided.

*Please note the following book is  required for this program: SANE/SAFE Forensic Learning Series - Adolescent & Adult Sexual Assault Assessment (2nd edition)

This course reflects the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) standards for adolescent, adult, and pediatric SANE education and the revised requirements of the NJ Board of Nursing for Forensic Nurse Examiner education.
For MU Forensic Nursing Students, this course satisfies requirements for the SANE course in the certificate and MSN program. 

This program is designed for the RN with at least 2 yrs recent clinical experience desiring to obtain the in-depth knowledge & skills needed to provide effective health care & services to victims of sexual assault.  Content will include the biological, psychological, social & medico-legal dynamics of sexual assault incl. care of both male & female survivors across the lifespan. 

Topics will include: role of the Forensic Nurse Examiner in caring for sexual assault and abuse victims across the lifespan, assessment and evaluation of adult, adolescent, and pediatric survivors, nursing management of the sexually assaulted patient, evidence collection and analysis, exam documentation, clinical skill demonstrations, interdisciplinary collaboration, NJ laws, regulations, and an overview of the criminal justice system including tips on testifying.

The desired learning outcome is for the nurse who attends to apply the concepts learned to practice when caring for victims of sexual assault.

Instructor:  Eileen Allen, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, SANE-A, SANE –P: Nationally certified sexual assault examiner & practicing forensic nurse, coordinator of the Monmouth County FNE/SART program. She has presented numerous lectures on a variety of topics related to Forensic Nursing for local, regional, and national audiences.

Guest lectures will also be presented by experts from the scientific and legal community.  Gynecological Teaching Associates (live models) are used to enhance clinical training experience.

The Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission On Accreditation.  Provider Number: P242-9/18-21.

Planners, content experts and speakers have declared no conflict of interest.  There is no commercial support for this activity.  To successfully earn the contact hour certificate, participants must complete the entire program, review all self-study materials (time will be monitored), earn a score of 80 or above on the post-test and complete the program evaluation.  A certificate will be emailed after the course ends & upon verification of successful completion.

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