Forensic Nurse Examiner Intimate Partner Violence Training

  • Date: May 20, 2014 to May 22, 2014
  • Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Educational Service Unit (ESU) #3, 6949 South 110th Street, Omaha, NE 68128

Target Audience

Target Audience

Nurses that are SANE Certified or possess forensic nursing experience



Value: $800

Methodist and Jennie Ed employees please use the 2014 health system promo code for a 100% discount.

Course Description

Course Description

Purpose: To provide a comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a forensic nurse examiner in both Intimate Partner Violence prevention and caring for victims of IPV.  

Participant will be able to:

1. Identify the forensic nurse's role in the response to IPV, including but not limited to:
· Documentation (including photography)
· Evidence collection
· Legal proceedings
· Collaboration with multidisciplinary partners (within and outside of the healthcare system)

2. Prepare forensic nurses to address IPV from a Trauma Informed Model of Care. (Harris and Fallot, 2001).

3. Educate healthcare professionals, collaborating partners and the public on the dynamics of IPV.

4. Recognize nursing's role in participating in prevention efforts using models such as the Spectrumof Prevention to promote healthcare participation across a variety of settings. (Cohen & Swift, 1999).

5. Participate in IPV prevention efforts, as set forth by such agencies as the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as by organizations and agencies at the local and regional levels.

6. Assess (screen) for IPV across age groups, populations and practice settings, including but not limited to:
· Acute Care (Emergency Departments, Intensive Care Units, Inpatient floors, Labor and Delivery)
· Primary Care (Pediatrics, Adolescents (including school based-health centers) Women's Health, Gerontology)
· Community/Public Health settings

7. Provide supportive nursing care, including validation, recognition, assessment, intervention and referral to the IPV patient.

8. Provide culturally competent referrals for services to patients, their children and other family members as appropriate.



Tentative Daily agenda - specific topics will be updated

Agenda-Day 1-3 
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am - 10:00am IPV Training
10:00 am - 10:15 am  Break
10:15 am - 12:00 pm  IPV Training
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch Provided
12:45 pm - 2:15pm IPV Training
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm - 4:30pm IPV Training
4:30 pm Adjournment



Elise J. Turner, MSN, CNM, SANE-A


Credit Information

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.

In order to obtain contact hours or CEU's for a continuing education event, participants are required to attend the entire event and return a completed evaluation.

20.5 contact hours awarded    Master Code #:NE13-16C307
This includes 0 pharmacology hours for Nurse Practitioners
Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Nebraska Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Education Credit
20.5 education hours.  Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering.  Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

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