Learn to support patients when they need more than health care.
This microcredential consists of two online courses that, when taken together, provide a registered nurse with the education required to work as a Forensic Nurse Examiner and perform the role of a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE). These courses are recognized by all health authorities in BC.
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 of victims of sexual violence. 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.
“FSCT 7810 exceeded my expectations! It provided me with an excellent introduction and overview of Forensic Health Sciences. The coursework was intriguing and allowed me to demonstrate my newfound knowledge and some creativity, and dare I also say – it was fun! Colin was an amazing instructor, clearly knowledgeable, engaging and passionate about forensic health science. This course has definitely motivated me to take more courses in this area.”
Jaycee Arbour, Nurse Practitioner, Sherwood Park
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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