SANE Pediatric Training
October 16-20, 2017

Children's Health Children's Medical Center Dallas
Administrative Offices Trinity Towers
2777 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207


There is no registration fee to attend this training.

The purpose of this weeklong training and educational activity is to enhance the nursing knowledge, clinical skills and practice of all registered nurses in conducting a comprehensive and culturally sensitive sexual assault medical forensic examination. The training will address the minimal sexual assault nurse examiner education guidelines as established by the Texas Office of the Attorney General in an effort to improve pediatric patient outcomes, public health and public safety by successfully demonstrating the clinical skill of evidence collection using a sexual assault evidence kit meeting the standards of the Texas Evidence Collection Protocol.

SANE medical directors and physician assistants desiring knowledge of the care of the patient with a complaint of sexual assault or abuse are welcome to register and attend these classes.  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) program 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 another state's nurse licensing entity.

OAG Adult/Adolescent (CA-SANE) and/or Pediatric (CP-SANE) Certification:

A registered nurse may be eligible for OAG SANE Certification if the minimum nursing qualifications (nursing licensure and experience) and completion of the three core components (OAG-approved SANE Training Course, clinical requirement and courtroom observation) are met within the designated timeframe.  A registered nurse must meet all of the requirements and submit a complete application packet within two years of starting the training course.

A registered nurse seeking an OAG Adult/Adolescent and Pediatric SANE Certification must complete:

  • OAG-approved SANE Training Course
  • Clinical requirements:  Please be prepared to collaborate with the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) members in your community to obtain the clinical training required for OAG SANE Certification.  Clinical cannot be started prior to completing the didactic training.
  • Courtroom observation: 16 hours
  • Two years of registered nursing experience is required at the time of application for certification.

If you currently possess a SANE or similar certification from another state or national entity, contact the OAG SANE program administrator at SAPCS@oag.texas.gov for more information. 

Continuing Education

40 contact hours

Children's Health Children’s Medical Center Dallas is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.