How to Become a SANE Nurse

To become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), you must first be a registered nurse (or advanced practice).

  1. Find a SANE training in your area or check the IAFN calendar for online courses.**
  2. After beginning practice as a SANE, trained SANE nurses who meet the eligibility requirements may take a board certification examination.  Eligibility requirements can be found in the SANE Certification handbook.
  • If there is no SANE program in your community, get entrepreneurial and found one. The awesome IAFN provides extensive resources to help you build a SANE program from the ground up. They even have an app for that!

Downloadable Resources:



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