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Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Training Course

October 27 - 31, 2013


Download the registration form in PDF here for the October Pediatric SANE training.

(Registration deadline is October 3, 2014)



Course Description

The purpose of this intense 40 hour specialized training is to provide nurses with knowledge specific to the pediatric sexual assault examination. Completion of an Adult SANE training is preferred, but not mandatory.


This training does not “certify” the nurse to perform pediatric sexual assault exams. Satisfactory completion indicates that the nurse has attended the training. Post-clinical requirements will be recommended and will become the responsibility of the nurse to arrange after the didactic course.


This course meets the educational guidelines of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.



  • Course Requirements: Current licensure and least 2 years of experience as a nurse.
  • Registration Fee: $300
  • Trainer: Diana Faugno
  • Time: Classes from at 8:00am to 5:00pm each day.
  • Location: West Virginia University, Health Sciences Center Campus, John Jones Conference Center, Morgantown, WV
  • Contact: For information, contact Margaret Denny, dennym@wvuhealthcare.com, Debra Lopez-Bonasso at dlbonasso@aol.com or or Bonnie Fields bfields54@verizon.net.



About the Trainer

A native of Minnesota, Diana Faugno graduated with a degree in Nursing from the University of North Dakota in 1973 and she received her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She is a Founding Board Director of End Violence Against Women International as well as a board member of CAPSAC, California American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Science, as well as a Distinguished Fellow in the International Association of Forensic Nurses. She provides trainings across the country to assist teams in development of staff on topics using curriculums and educational standards on various topics relating to sexual assault. She is the nurse examiner at the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center and a nurse examiner for Eisenhower Medical Center SART team.



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