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…

The Woman Today magazine welcomed more than 200 guests to the Greysolon Ballroom on Thursday, April 4, for the third annual Rosie Awards: Recognizing Women as a Driving Force event. PAVSA Lead SANE,  Alisha Blazevic was awarded the Silent Advocate Award. Pictured here with PAVSA SANE Jen Bauman and SANE coordinator Em Westerlund.  

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…

Update – I apologize for the technology snafus I had on Thursday – I was unable to connect to Zoom for the presentation! If you attended and would like the handouts email mnforensicnurses@gmail.com The March MN IAFN Education will focus on Improving the SANE response for our Hmong patients. PaHoua from SOS and the Hmong…

January 28 – 31, 2019 Chadwick Center’s Annual Conference on Child & Family Maltreatment – San Diego, CA http://www.cvent.com/events/the-34th-annual-san-diego-international-conference-on-child-and-family-maltreatment/event-summary-8e0025d291164805bc9f004399fbfef2.aspx February 12, 2019, *FREE to IAFN members Advocacy Day with IAFN – Washington, DC https://www.forensicnurses.org/page/FNADVOCACY  February 18 – 23, 2019 American Academy of Forensic Science Annual Conference – Baltimore, MD https://www.aafs.org/home-page/meetings/aafs-71st-annual-scientific-meeting-baltimore-maryland-2019/ March 19 – 22, 2019 Annual…

Clinical Education As discussed in the SANE Education Guidelines, clinical components, including simulated clinical experiences, are to be completed in addition to the didactic (40-Hour) coursework. Students may arrange their own preceptorship and training locally. Please read the SANE Education Guidelines for additional guidance. For those looking at training outside their local community, read more about facilities approved by the International…

Clinical Skills Lab 2019 Course Dates: Saturday and Sunday 0800-1700 February 23 and 24, 2019 April 13 and 14, 2019 May 4 and 5, 2019 October 19 and 20, 2019 November 9 and 10, 2019 Registration form Have you taken the 40-hour SANE course but still need experience performing medical forensic exams for adult/adolescent sexual…

The annual EVAWI conference focuses on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. EVAWI brings together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to…

2019 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice September 11-14, 2019 New Orleans, LA, USA Registration will open in June 2019. For more information on past or future conferences, click here.