Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Fayetteville State University, School of Nursing, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training will prepare health care professionals (HCPs) who are interested in learning more about forensic examinations of clients who experience violence or a sexual assault. HCPs will learn how to deliver trauma informed care, take a medical history for a sexual assault client, obtain consent, conduct a sexual assault physical examination, evidence collection, and how to provide testimony in court as part of the medical forensic exam and evidence collection. HCPs will also receive information on how to respond to and advocate for persons who suffer from violence and sexual assault.

Program Purpose, Learning Outcomes, and Teaching Strategies

The purpose of this training is to provide registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and health care providers (HCP), (e.g., physician assistants and physicians) with knowledge specific to the pediatric, adolescent, and adult sexual assault examinations for collection of evidence and identification of injury that might have been sustained. The nurse or HCP will be trained to conduct and complete the evidentiary examination on a child, adolescent, or adult as well as focus on techniques and issues that will assist them to accomplish the task. Students will be provided with a solid foundation to respond and advocate for victims of sexual assault and violence.

This project is sponsored by the State of North Carolina and the Rape Crisis Center of Cumberland County. The Project Director is Dr. Sheila Cannon.

SANE group

Contact Us

If you are interested in this program contact:

Ms. Kim Vogt


Program Dates

Combined SANE-A/SANE-P Training Dates Spring 2023  


February 9th, 10th, 23rd, & 24th

March 9th, 10th, 23rd, & 24th

8 am-5:15 pm

Clinical Practicum

May 18th, 19th, & 20th

8 am-5 pm

* Registration for this course closes February 1st

SANE-A Training Dates Summer 2023


July 14th, 21st, & 28th

August 4th & 11th

8 am-5:15 pm

Clinical Practicum

August 25th, 26th, & 27th

8 am-5 pm

SANE-P Training Dates Fall 2023


October 13th, 20th, & 27th

November 3rd & 10th

8 am-5:15 pm

Clinical Practicum

To Be Determined

Continuing Education Units

Combined SANE-A and SANE-P Continuing Education Units

100.2 Total CEUs

76.2 CEUs for Didactic component

24 CEUs for Clinical Practicum component