WSU College of Nursing SANE Clinical Skills Training: Empowering Nurses and Enhancing Patient Care

Washington State University (WSU) College of Nursing has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first institution in Eastern Washington to offer a two-day, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Clinical Skills Training program approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). This programming sets a new standard in the State for comprehensive training and expertise in sexual assault forensic examination. 

By securing the IAFN approval for the two-day SANE Clinical Skills Training, WSU College of Nursing has not only demonstrated their commitment to excellence but has also validated their high standard of education. The inaugural training skills trainings are facilitated by Victoria Sattler PhD, MN, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor, WSU College of Nursing, Juliane Rohr RN, SANE-A, Providence Health & Services, and Dawn DePriest DNP, ARNP, FNP, Clinical Assistant Professor, WSU College of Nursing. The training curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including trauma-informed care, evidence collection techniques, legal considerations, and the importance of collaboration among healthcare professionals, law enforcement agencies, and community organizations. This holistic approach ensures that nurses are prepared to deliver patient-centered care that meets the unique physical, emotional, and forensic needs of survivors.

The IAFN is a globally recognized organization that promotes the advancement of forensic nursing and ensures the delivery of exceptional care to survivors of violence and abuse. This approval establishes WSU as a leading provider of SANE training, further solidifying the institution’s reputation for innovation and excellence in nursing education.