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Forensic Nurses: Suspect Examination

Course Description
This course discusses the use of suspect exams during forensic care. Suspect exams are extremely valuable for multiple types of exams besides just sexual assault (ie, homicide, child abuse, intimate partner violence, etc.).
Learning Outcome(s)
After attending this online training, 85% of learners will self-report an increase in knowledge of performing suspect exams.
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 difficult content. This course includes realistic portrayals of patients that have experienced sexual assault and may be triggering for some.
2024 Date(s)
*This is an online asynchronous coure*
Course material is accessible all year round after successful registration!
Enrollment Cap
N/A. This a self-paced online course.
Nursing Professional Development 
0.75 hours awarded upon completion
Alternate Continuing Education
Course Price
Non-Texas Resident Texas Resident HRSA Grantee IHS Participant
$20 $20 $20 $20 

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 course will be delivered completely online (via 

Once you are registered, you will be loaded to the online course in Canvas and provided information on how to create a username/password and access the Canvas Learning Management System. 

Learners must be an RN or APRN with at least a minimum of two years of experience as a nurse.

Adult SANE cannot be taken at the same time as the Pediatric SANE Education course.

Anyone enrolled without meeting the prerequisite requirement will be removed from the course, and no refund will be 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 & Refund Policies

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.

Registration Transfers – No Refund

Registration fees are non-refundable. 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 72 hours 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.

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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.