The purpose of the Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA) ANE-SANE program is to fund advanced nursing education to train and certify Registered Nurses (RNs), Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), and Forensic Nurses (FNs) to practice as sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs). The program aims to increase the supply and distribution of qualified working SANEs and expand access to sexual assault forensic examinations. By expanding access to SANEs, the ANE-SANE program aims to provide better physical and mental health care for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence leading to better evidence collection and potentially higher prosecution rates. Below are a series of resources that have been developed as a result of this funding.

Michigan State University College of Nursing

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Toolkit

University of Minnesota RE Lab

University of Minnesota RE Lab supports forensic nurses and is free to join (find details about benefits and how to join here). Members pursuing IAFN certification or recertification, for SANE-A and/or SANE-P, can receive financial support for (re)certification fees and preparation. Not sure how to keep track of your work towards requirements? RE Lab has developed a Certification Tracker to help nurses track requirements and eligibility.

Re LAB IAFN SANE Certification Tracking tool Excel | Google Sheets