Wisconsin Department of Justice

January 30 - February 3, 2023: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Seminar for the Adult, Adolescent & Pediatric Populations (Combined Course)



Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Seminar for the Adult, Adolescent & Pediatric Populations (Combined Course)





This 64-hour blended learning seminar prepares the Registered Nurse with the minimum education necessary to practice as a forensic nurse examiner (FNE) in the state of Wisconsin and treat all populations:  Adult, Adolescent and Pediatrics. 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 will be introduced. Population specific considerations, such as caring for LGBTQIA+, the disabled, and communities of color will be presented. In addition, Wisconsin statutes pertinent to forensic nursing practice will be woven throughout the seminar.


As part of the Seminar, attendees must complete 22 hours of self-paced learning modules and complete a post-test on those modules, prior to attending the remaining 42 hours of in-person lecture.  Access to the learning modules is available upon registration and payment for the course.


The WI DOJ is proud to offer this course which has been approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, an accredited approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Sessions are taught by experienced members of the multidisciplinary team from law enforcement, advocacy, child abuse/ maltreatment and others, providing a unique opportunity to network.


IAFN Approval number AU120322.Combined_WI;  Contact Hours:  64

To learn more about certification, please visit the International Association of Forensic Nurses



In-Person Session Dates: Monday - Friday, January 30 - February 3, 2023. Sessions generally run 8:00am to 5:00pm

Seminar Location: Gundersen Medical Center, Onalaska Education Center 3111 Gundersen Dr., Onalaska, WI 54650


  • RN, NP, MD or other medical professional
  • Due to space limitations, preference may be given to those already employed in a forensic program
  • Because this is a blended learning course, attendees must complete the self-paced webinars at their own pace and complete a post-test on the material prior to coming to the in-person session. (Failure to complete these webinars and the associated post test will result in forfeiture of continuing education credits and a Certificate of Completion).
  • Registrants will gain access to the self-paced webinars after completion of registration and purchase of course, then you will get a separate link to register for the webinars.


COVID: Registrants will be subject to the COVID guidelines set forth by Gundersen Health System at the time of the in-person session, which may include masking and/or social distancing.



Fee:  $125/participant