VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY’S $1.43 MILLION GRANT TO DEVELOP SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINER EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR EMERGENCY NURSE PRACTITIONER STUDENTS
ENPs (emergency nurse practitioners) are mostly assigned in emergency departments. They are often the first to determine if a certain patient has been sexually assaulted or not. Their education and years of experiential practice allows them to deliver primary, episodic, and critical care in males and females regardless of age.
Recently, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing received a $1.43 million award from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), developing and implementing a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) education program for emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) students.
The said program is proposed to increase the number of SANE-trained advanced practice registered nurses practicing in emergency departments and rural or underserved communities across US.
“Currently, there are just over 800 sites in the country that provide SANE services, yet nationally, one in six women and one in 33 men will experience an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. Sexual assault nurse examiners have specialized education to conduct forensic examinations that have been shown to provide better physical and mental health care for assault survivors, deliver better evidence collection and support higher prosecution rates. Most important, SANEs treat patients holistically with compassionate and comprehensive care that takes into account the patient’s current acute care needs and the possible long-term effects of sexual assault.” says Mavis Schorn, PhD, FACNM, the grant’s principal investigator in a media interview.
Erudite Nursing Institute™ congratulates Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in developing and implementing a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) education program focusing to increase the number of SANE-trained advanced practice registered nurses in any area in the healthcare industry, thanks to a $1.43 million grant reward from the US Health Resources and Services Administration.
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