SANE Training



A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner of Adults and Adolescents (SANE A/A) is a registered nurse who has completed advanced education and training in the forensic examination of victims of sexual assault. A SANE completes a Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Exam (SAFE) collects and preserves evidence, participates in a multidisciplinary team to ensure all of the victims needs are met, and testifies in legal proceedings. SANEs are credentialed by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.


RNs will be required to attend the entire didactic course to receive the 44.7 hours of continuing education credits. Following the classroom content, nurses will complete clinical objectives that will include time spent with law enforcement, rape crisis advocates, observing live or recorded trials, learning to complete speculum exams, practice with history taking and mock exams.


You must attend the entire session, actively participate in class activities, complete a pre- and post-test and submit a program evaluation to receive a certificate awarding contact hours. Participants will have one hour for lunch on their own each day; morning and afternoon breaks will be given as well.


Local Nationally-Certified SANE, Local Law Enforcement investigator, Local Commonwealth Attorney, Local Rape Crisis Center Advocate, Local Pharmacist and Kentucky State Police Forensic Analyst.



  • Discuss Course Overview and Facility Information
  • Understand the Who, What, When, Where & Why of SANE
  • Describe Overview of Sexual Assault
  • Explain Kentucky Sex Crimes Laws
  • Discuss Underserved Populations Activity


  • Understand a Survivor Experience
  • Discuss Trauma Informed Care
  • Explain the Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Discuss Law Enforcement Investigations
  • Describe Advocacy and Rape Crisis Centers in Kentucky


  • Review Triage, Options & Informed Consent
  • Develop understanding of the Medical-Forensic History
  • Develop understanding of the Medical-Forensic Exam
  • Describe Documentation/Evidence Preservation & Chain of Custody


  • Discuss STI & Pregnancy Prophylaxis
  • Describe Crime Lab Processing
  • Discuss Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault
  • Recognize Pattern Injuries and Photo Documentation


  • Discuss Non-Fatal Strangulation
  • Describe Preparing and Testifying in Court
  • Pass Post-test & Complete Evaluations

Full agenda available upon request.

For additional information contact:
Melissa Gilpin, BSN, RN, SANE-A


Med Center Health Employees

There is no cost for Med Center Health Employees. Register in symplr Learning (formerly NetLearning) to ensure adequacy of space and materials. Registration must be received in the department at least 48 hours in advance of the program. Late registrations will be accepted if space is available.

Employees can confirm registrations in symplr Learning by checking “My Scheduled Classes.”

Non-Med Center Health Employees

Fee of $125.00. Register online by selecting the one of the sessions below.

Cancellation and Refunds

When there are changes or cancellations in the program, registrants will be notified by email. Med Center Health employees who wish to cancel their registration must “Drop” the class from “My Scheduled Classes” in symplr Learning. If it is less than 48 hours prior to class, notify Education & Development by email at EDU@CHC.net or call 270-796-2566.

Non-Med Center Health employees who wish to cancel their registration should contact Education & Development by email at EDU@CHC.net or call 270-796-2566. Payment will be refunded if notified within 24 hours of the class start.

To register, select the session you want to attend:

July 22-26, 2024