The Forensic Nurse Examiner Education for RNs microcredential teaches you to care for victims of violence while preserving evidence. It includes 2 online courses – recognized by BC authorities – that provide registered nurses with education to work as a Forensic Nurse Examiner and perform the role of a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE).
The first course (FSCT 7810) provides the legal and medical context for the Forensic Nurse Examiner role.
The second course (FSCT 7840) provides forensic knowledge and skills for forensic health assessments and trauma informed care of victims of sexual violence. This course is taught by a leader in forensic nursing, and features guest lectures by several experts in the field, including a lawyer, nurse practitioner, psychologist, and other leading FNEs with specialized areas of expertise. It is approved by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) as meeting the educational requirements to sit for the certification exam as a SANE-A.
Fast track to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training
Medical professionals (RNs, NPs and Physicians) can become qualified to conduct forensic examinations with just one course. Register for FSCT 7840.
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A FNE scholarship for these courses is available through the British Columbia Women’s Institute. Find more information here!
RNs who earn this microcredential will be eligible to work in the role of a Forensic Nurse Examiner in BC, and can take their FNE skills to the next level through the Advanced Forensic Nurse Examiner Microcredential.
Learn why BCIT faculty Aimee Falkenberg became an advocate and changemaker for forensic nursing in Canada. Photo: Island Health
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