Articles from February 2017

IAFN Clinical Skills Lab Training

IAFN Clinical Skills Lab Training  

Course Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 2017, 0730-1630

Have you taken the 40 hour SANE course but still need experience performing medical forensic exams for adult/adolescent sexual assault patients?  If so, this 16 hour IAFN Clinical Skills Lab May 20 and 21, 2017 is for you.

This 16 hour Clinical Skills Lab will provide the nurse hands on Sexual Assault Examination training with live models.  The Skills lab includes training and practice on pelvic speculum insertion, interviewing, evidence collection and handling, anoscopy, and photography.  The Skills Lab will provide training and practice with developing a plan of care, discharge/safety planning, and risk assessment for STI’s, pregnancy, and HIV with discussions regarding options for prophylaxis of each.  This Clinical Skills Lab is designed to provide clinical practice to nurses who are new SANEs or SANEs who have not had the opportunity to perform many exams.  The Skills Lab will increase the nurse’s skill and confidence with performing medical forensic examination of the adult and adolescent sexual assault patient.

Course Location
Regions Hospital
Simulation Center, 7th Floor, Central Building
640 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101

Brochure and registration information 

Program Contact

Ellen Johnson, RN, SANE-A, CEN, CPEN
SANE Program Supervisor
Regions Hospital
Mail Stop 11901A
640 Jackson St
St Paul, MN 55101

Clinical Skills Training Scholarships

Limited scholarships for this training may be available through the Office for Victims of Crime for SANEs who work directly with crime victims.  Awards will be made based on need, to applicants whose organizations have insufficient funds to support their participation. Interested parties must contact OVC TTAC directly.  

Please visit the OVC TTAC Website to apply:   Scholarship applications must be received 60 days before the event.

Advanced Forensic Nursing Course


The Mercy Forensic Nurse Program is coordinating an educational opportunity focused on
intimate partner violence, vulnerable adults, and non-sexual child abuse.

Advanced Forensic Nursing Course
April 12,13 & 14 2017
Allina Health
Unity Education Building
620 Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432

Brochure which includes registration information.
Allina Employees– $25.00
Non-Allina Employees- $100.00
(lunch and snacks provided)

This course is geared for sexual assault nurse examiners who wish to increase their
knowledge base and expand their practice. The 24 hour Sexual Assault Nurse examiner
course is a entry level course for sexual assault nurse examiners, this course is built
as a staple from that course.

CEU’s will be provided.

SANE Training April 24-28, 2017

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SANE A Training
Sponsored by SVJI@MNCASA

April 24-28, 2017

Monday – Friday   8:00 – 5:00 pm

Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge Hotel
St. Paul, MN


Registration is $200 with breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided throughout the week.

Space is limited to 25 nurses with priority given to nurses practicing
in MN.

Registration Link  or go to

When you register, you will receive a confirmation email from Linda with additional information.

The training is 40 hours of classroom training following the International Association of Forensic Nurses guidelines.

Materials will be available for download prior to the training and a flash drive of training and reference material will be provided on the first day.

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

Email – Linda Walther  for registration information and questions.

Conference – Vulnerable Youth: Improving the Multidisciplinary Response


March 31, 2017 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
registration begins at 7:30 AM

Mercy Hospital-Unity Campus Auditorium
550 Osborne Road NE
Fridley, MN 55432

Registration fee
$50 General Admission
$40 MN IAFN Members

 CEUs available  POST Credits applied for   Brochure for details

March 31, 2017 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM registration begins at 7:30

7:45 AM   Welcome
Cordelia Anderson
The Impact of Pornography on Youth and Culture
Benny Williams
Community Policing and Street Outreach with Vulnerable Youth 
Caroline Palmer
Minor Consent and Confidentiality and Mandated Reporting
Detective Mike Schantzen, Anoka County CID, Special Agent Brent Peterson, MN BCA
and Federal Agent Tanya Price, Homeland Security
The Lee Paul Case Study Presentation
Nancy Dunlap
Investigating and Prosecuting the Abuse of Minors 

To register click this link