Wisconsin Department of Justice

Registration - CLOSED


This 5-day virtual seminar prepares the Registered Nurse with the minimum education necessary to practice as a forensic nurse examiner (FNE) in the state of Wisconsin. Registered Nurses who treat victims of violent crime, such as sexual violence or assault, must receive additional and specific didactic preparation to adequately care for this population. This ensures that all patients who are reporting sexual violence or assault receive competent and trauma-informed care, taking into consideration cultural, racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual and socioeconomic diversity. Attendees will be taught specific clinical and evidence-based standards of forensic nursing practice, as established by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and Forensic Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. Concepts such as sexual violence, trauma, and crisis intervention will be covered in depth, as well as skills such as evidence collection, forensic photography, and courtroom testimony. In addition, Wisconsin statutes pertinent to forensic nurse practice will be covered.

Fee:  $100/participant

When: Monday 2/22/21, Tuesday 2/23/21, Wednesday 2/24/21, Thursday 3/4/21 and Friday 3/5/21 on a live virtual platform from 8am - 5:30pm.  Attendees must be present for the entire course and complete an evaluation in order to receive credit for attending.


Registration is now Closed.


This activity has been submitted to the International Association of Forensic Nurses for approval to award contact hours. The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Please contact Susan Kanack, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, State SANE Coordinator at 414-750-5728 at the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victim Services, for more information about contact hours.