Pediatric SANE Dallas

May 5-9, 2014

The purpose of this training is to improve the response by healthcare to the needs of the pediatric patient presenting for medical care with a complaint of sexual assault or abuse.  The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training is designed to increase the registered nurse's knowledge regarding the role of the SANE while providing nursing care and treatment during a medical forensic examination, during courtroom testimony and as a member of the community Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

SANE medical directors and physician assistants seeking knowledge of the care of the patient with a complaint of sexual assault are welcome to register to attend these classes.  Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours will not be provided.

Registered Nurse (RN) participant eligibility requirements:

  • Application and Personal Information Form must be received by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services (SAPCS) at least 14 days prior to the first day of class.
  • RN license must be in good standing with the Texas Board of Nursing or other state nurse licensing entity.

 Texas OAG Pediatric SANE Currency of Practice Certification (CP-SANE)

A registered nurse may be eligible for Texas OAG SANE Currency of Practice certification if the minimum nursing qualifications (nursing licensure and experience) and completion of the three core components (OAG approved SANE Training Course, clinical requirements and courtroom observation) are met within the designated timeframe. An individual must also have a minimum of two years direct contact with patients (active practice) as an RN within the last five years at the time the application for certification is submitted.

A registered nurse must meet all of the requirements and submit a complete application packet within one year of starting the training course.

A registered nurse seeking to become a Texas OAG CP-SANE certification must complete:

  • SANE Training:  Individuals must complete an 80-hour SANE training (40 hours of adult/adolescent and 40 hours of pediatric). The 40 hours of adult/adolescent SANE training must be completed before completing the 40 hours of pediatric SANE training.
  • Clinical requirements and courtroom observation:  Please be prepared to collaborate with the SART members in your community to obtain clinical training and courtroom observation. Clinical training cannot be started prior to completing the didactic training.

If you currently possess a SANE or similar certification from another state or national entity, contact the OAG SANE program administrator via email at for more information.

Continuing Education

  • 40 Contact Hours
  • This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.