September 26, 2019  6:00 – 6:30 pm Social Hour and Pizza 6:30 – 8:30 pm  Education Event – Interesting multidisciplinary case study presentation – presentation will include the SANE discussing the patient exams and suspect exams, law enforcement talking about the investigation and the BCA discussing the evidence. 2 ANCC Contact Hours will be awarded.…

The Minnesota IAFN Chapter will award two $500 scholarships to forensic nurses from Minnesota to attend the annual   International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – Saturday, September 14, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana Who May Apply? All Forensic Nurses practicing in Minnesota are encouraged to apply. Email mnforensicnurses@gmail.com for the application site link. Scholarship applications…

Unladylike Podcast – How to get a Rape Kit  Episode 33 This is not another depressing story about the rape kit backlog. Instead, unladylike hero and sexual assault nurse examiner Trisha Sheridan tells Cristen and Caroline everything we didn’t know we needed to know about what’s in a rape kit and how these forensic tools could…

A victim-centered approach: Sexual assault nurse examiners provide vital response By Andee Erickson on Feb 25, 2019 About once per month, Marcia Clennon spends her weekend on-call and ready to respond to victims of sexual assault. While traveling to whatever hospital the victim is at, she likes to spend that time mentally preparing. “We usually ask whoever called about it…

Explore MN IAFN EVENTS CONFERENCES CLINICAL SKILLS LAB SANE TRAININGS Board Meetings – First Monday of even months 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location Regions Hospital in the  Edie Ales room. Call-in option – the number: 651-254-1744 password 456789 Parking vouchers available Everyone is welcome to attend Board meetings February 4, 2019 April 1, 2019…

Explore MN IAFN EVENTS CONFERENCES CLINICAL SKILLS LAB SANE TRAININGS The University of South Dakota has SANE Program Coordinator position open in Sioux Falls, SD For more information  Questions can be directed to Carrie Sanderson at Carrie.Sanderson@usd.edu. The first review will begin on December 10, 2018, with the goal of completing the hiring process by early January.

MN IAFN EVENTS CONFERENCES CLINICAL SKILLS LAB SANE TRAININGS January 11, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Annual Business Meeting 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Abby will talk about her journey from victim to survivor. Abby will also talk about her work on sexual assault legislation. RSVP Regions Hospital 640…

Education Director Linda Walther Linda has been a SANE at the Hennepin SARS program since 2007 and in 2015 started working with the Regions SANE program as well. She is both SANE-A and SANE-P certified. Linda currently has a grant funded position with MNCASA as the Lead SANE consultant for the Medical Forensic Exam Access…

President Amy Schmitz Amy Schmitz RN, BSN, PHN Amy has worked for the Allina Forensic Nursing Program for 6 years and HCMC SARS program, 4 years. She currently holds a permanent position with the Allina Forensic Program as the Lead Nurse for the program. Most of her background is worked in Emergency Nursing for 9…