Rural 40-Hour Adult/Adolescent SANE-SART Course

Audience: Healthcare professionals (APRN, RN, LPN), physicians, physician assistants, law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, mental health professionals, and other professionals who work with rural or underserved victims of sexual assault.

KCSDV is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 43.75 (pending approval) contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0291-0914.

KCSDV and the Pittsburg State University Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and will make adjustments, as necessary.  Registrants will be notified of any changes.  We will follow CDC KDHE and Pittsburg State University guidelines at this training to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Course Description

This course provides information regarding sexual violence dynamics and prevalence, skills to properly care for and treat rural or underserved victim-patients of sexual assault, the collection and preservation of evidence, anatomy identification, identification of injuries, understanding the criminal justice system and Kansas statutes related to sexual assault, sex offenders and behavior, and understanding and working with Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs). This course is taught by experts in the areas of forensic nursing, law enforcement, the state forensic laboratory, criminal prosecution and victim advocacy. This course meets the International Association of Forensic Nursing (IAFN) Adult/Adolescent SANE Education Guideline training requirements.

This course is comprised of recorded presentations and 3 days of interactive, in-person training, offering a total of 43.75 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits. This course will cover the didactic (classroom) portion of your training.


  • Understanding sexual violence, trauma and prevalence;
  • Understanding the forensic evidence collection process, including the Kansas Bureau of Investigation sexual assault forensic evidence collection kit;
  • Identification of anatomy;
  • Identification of common injuries resulting from sexual assault;
  • Understanding Kansas statutes related to sexual assault;
  • Understanding the criminal justice system;
  • Increasing knowledge of sex offender behavior; and
  • Understanding how effective Sexual Assault Response Teams function.

Part 1: Recorded Presentations (22.25 CNE Hours)

Recorded presentations will be made available to approved registrants and must be completed prior to attending the in-person course. The recorded presentations have a quiz that must be completed as a requirement for this course. Recorded presentations must be completed by August 4, 2021. 

Part 2: In-Person Training (21.50 CNE Hours)

In-Person Dates & Times

August 11-12, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
August 13, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Continental breakfast, light snacks and lunch provided each day.



Pittsburg State University
McPherson Nursing Education Building Rooms 142/143
516 East McPherson Drive
Pittsburg, KS 66762


La Quinta Inn & Suites by Windham Pittsburg
2410 S. Broadway St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Reservations: 1-833-441-1193
Please ask for PSU SANE Room block (expires on July 27, 2021)


A variety of Kansas subject matter experts from the fields of medical, law enforcement, prosecution, legal and victim advocacy.


The normal registration fee for this course ($150.00) is being waived for professionals who work with rural or underserved victims/patients of sexual assault. You will be asked to complete a form stating that you serve rural or underserved victims/patients of sexual assault.  No-shows and cancellations made less than 72 hours before the event may be assessed the registration fee.

If you are unsure if you work with rural or underserved victims/patients of sexual assault, or if travel expenses are prohibiting you from attending this training, contact Wendy Overstreet at for more information and assistance.

Registration Deadline: August 4, 2021

Please register early. Space is limited!

How To Register:
You must first create an account and login, then select the number of users you want to register and click “Register Now.”

If you need assistance registering, contact Shelly Newman, 

We are committed to creating environments where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and fulfill their full potential in learning environments. Every effort will be made to ensure equitable access at this event.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.



Teresa Gallegos
KCSDV Training & Education Manager or 785-232-9784

Katherine Pohl
KCSDV SANE/SART Project Coordinator or 785-232-9784


Shelly Newman
KCSDV Training Statewide Project Coordinator and Trainer or 785-232-9784

Sponsored by:


Pittsburg State University
Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing



The Advanced Nurse Education-Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) aims to provide better physical and mental health care treatments for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The grant funds will be used for recruiting, training, and certifying nurses for forensic exams and multi-disciplinary members of sexual assault victims for better evidence collection and potentially higher prosecution rates. The three-year HRSA ANE-SANE Grant was awarded to the Pittsburg State University, Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing in October 2018 to train and support nurses and organizations in rural areas of Kansas.

Disclaimer: The grants and programs are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information:

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This grant project is supported by the State General Fund for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as administered by the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication, program, or exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Kansas Governor

  •  August 11, 2021 - August 13, 2021
     8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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