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Enhanced Adult Sexual Assault Simulation

Course Description
This course provides education for the new and already practicing Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner to become comfortable interacting with patients who have experienced sexual assault. Participant will learn to conduct speculum insertions and detailed anogenital assessments utilizing trauma-informed language and care. In addition, attendees will conduct multiple simulated sexual assault examinations with evidence collection.
Learning Outcome(s)
85% of learners will successfully complete simulated adult sexual assault medical forensic examinations, including anogenital assessment and evidence collection, while utilizing trauma informed care practices.
  • Objective one: Demonstrate trauma-informed care practices, by utilizing trauma-informed language in medical forensic history-gathering. 
  • Objective two: Integrate effective communication skills for patient education and empowerment, safety planning, mandatory reporting, and multidisciplinary team collaboration. 
  • Objective three: Adapt clinical treatment plan to meet individualized patient needs.
Content Warning
The content in this course necessarily discusses the sexual assault of people, which may be emotionally and intellectually challenging. We do our best to make this course a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with potentially difficult content. This course includes realistic portrayals of patients who have experienced sexual assault and may be triggering for some.
2024 Date(s)
Session 1
Enrollment Cap
12 learners
Nursing Professional Development 
12.5 hours awarded upon completion.
Alternate Continuing Education
Course Price
Non-Texas Resident Texas Resident HRSA Grantee IHS Participant
$425 $85 $45 $45

Non-Texas Resident: Health care professionals who do not reside or work in a Texas health care facility.

Texas Resident: Health care professionals who reside or work in a Texas health care facility. Proof of Texas residence or Texas employment will be required to register. 

HRSA Grantee: Health care professional who has submitted an application for the HRSA Grantee program and has been approved. 

IHS Participant: Attending on behalf of Indian Health Service (IHS).

Delivery Modality

This simulation contains required online asynchronous course content (available via Course content is made available 3-4 weeks prior to the in-person simulation date and must be completed before attending the in-person simulation. More information will be provided upon registration.

Texas A&M Health Science Center
Simulation Center (CLRC)
8447 Riverside Parkway
Bryan, TX 77807
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It is highly encouraged that learners have completed our Adult Sexual Assault Simulation or Person-Centered Adult Sexual Assault Simulation.

Anyone enrolled without meeting the prerequisite requirement will be removed from the course and no refund provided.


The education is supported by the Texas Attorney General (OAG) under grant #2094878-01, entitled Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program, totaling $500,000 for Texas residents and those who are employed in Texas health care facilities.

The education is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant # T96HP32499 entitled, Advanced Nurse Education-Sexual Nurse Assault Examiner Program, totaling $1,479,977 with zero percent financed with non-governmental sources.

Cancellation, Refunds, and Transfers

Cancellation of Course

In the event Texas A&M University cancels a course, or there is a weather or disaster event, a full refund will be provided to all learners.


If the refund request is received more than 14 days before the scheduled course/simulation, the participant will receive a 50% refund of their fees.

Refunds will not be issued if the request is received less than 14 days before the scheduled course/simulation.

Transfers – No Refund

If learners are unable to complete or attend a course, registration will be allowed to be transferred, one (1) time as a courtesy to the same course at a future date. To request transfer to a future instance of the same course, please email Texas A&M Health Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing at no later than 14 days prior to the start time of the originally scheduled course. Afterwards, no transfers will be made. Emergencies will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Hotel Accommodations

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Accreditation Statement(s)

Texas A&M University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Texas A&M University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Participants must attend the entire event and/or fully participate in the course to receive continuing education credit.