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Sexual Assault Forensic Exam--Technical Assistance (SAFEta) Project

Technical assistance and essential knowledge for sexual assault medical forensic examinations and related issues based off the National Protocol.


SANE Sustainability

Resources and Sample Forms for sustaining and growing your SANE program.


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Journal of Forensic Nursing®

Official journal of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. A groundbreaking publication that covers all facets of this multidisciplinary specialty: health care, law enforcement, legal issues, and forensic science. The journal features empirical studies; review and theoretical articles; methodological papers; and case studies. Topics include interpersonal violence (sexual assault, abuse, domestic violence); death investigation; legal and ethical issues; forensic psychiatric nursing; correctional nursing; emergency and trauma.

Forensic Nurses News

Columns include:
  • On the Hill - Keeping you up-to-date on public policy and government relations activities
  • Spotlight of the Week - Highlighting the hot topic of the week
  • Members in the News - Showcasing members and the dedication they show to their local community
  • President’s Corner - Bringing you updates directly from the Board of Directors
We are always looking for new columns. To submit an article, email the Membership Director at

SANE Program Listing

Career Center

The official job market for forensic nursing and nursing jobs.

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Sexual Assault Primary Prevention

In a grant funded project by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IAFN developed a "road map" to identify ways to incorporate primary prevention into forensic nursing practice.


Tribal Forensic Healthcare

The Indian Health Service (IHS) has funded the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) to develop, deliver, and evaluate in-person and web-based training related to the identification, collection, and preservation of medical forensic evidence obtained during the treatment of victims of sexual and domestic violence.


Sexual Violence in Tribal Communities

Designed in collaboration with criminal justice, advocacy, and health care professionals, SAFESTAR is a unique model of care that relies upon community based lay health care providers to provide evidentiary examinations for Native victims of sexual assault.


Nursing Response to Elder Mistreatment

IAFN, with funding from the Office on Victims of Crime, created this 24-hour course for registered nurses who provide direct care to vulnerable older adults in various settings. The goal of the course is to help nurses acquire essential knowledge and skills to appropriately respond to elder mistreatment.


The Use of Social Media in Forensic Nursing

As the opportunities for online connection and dialogue grow and as the use of Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other social networking outlets grow, so to must a nurse's vigilance to protect the confidentiality of patients.  IAFN has assembled these recommended resources on the use of social media by nurses.

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