Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certificate Program
SANE Certificate Program Overview
Support survivors of sexual assault and abuse
Kent State University, in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Akron General, will soon offer an Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Graduate Certificate program. This collaborative program was created to address the regional and national shortage of SANE certified registered nurses, a shortage which is especially prevalent in rural areas.
This certificate program provides registered nurses the specialized training necessary to be certified as a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) for adult and adolescent patients. SANEs provide comprehensive care to victims of sexual assault or abuse. In addition, they conduct forensic examinations and may provide expert testimony if a case goes to trial.
Nurses receive SANE certification through the International Association of Forensic Nurses, Commission on Forensic Nursing Certification. To be certified, nurses with a minimum of two years of full-time experience must have completed a minimum of 40 hours of sexual assault education; worked under the supervision of an expert (e.g., SANE-certified nurse); performed enough sexual assault exams to demonstrate clinical competency; and successfully passed a certification test.
The certificate’s didactic courses will be offered on-ground and online at the Kent Campus and Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and the practicum experiences will be conducted at the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection and Care Facility of Cleveland Clinic Akron General.
SANE Certificate Curriculum
The Adult/Adolescent SANE certificate program begins in fall semester and takes one (1) year to complete. Students take one didactic course and one clinical practicum course each semester.
Fall Semester [4 credit hours]
Spring Semester [4 credit hours]
Summer Semester [4 credit hours]
Kent State University will soon begin admitting students to this certificate program for the fall 2021 term.
The admission criteria for the Adult/Adolescent SANE Certificate are:
- Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing (BSN or MSN) from an accredited nursing program
- Minimum cumulative BSN or MSN Grade Point Average of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale
- Official transcripts
- Active unrestricted registered nurse license in the state of Ohio.
- Two years of full-time registered nurse experience.
- Resume or vitae
- Three letters of reference from health care professionals
- A 250-word goal statement describing reasons for seeking the certificate
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Eldy Lazaroff at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional admissions information.
Tuition & Aid
Tuition & Costs at a Glance
|Ohio Residents||Non-Ohio Residents|
|Fee per Credit Hour||$536|
|Total Hours||12 hours|
|Estimated Total Cost||$6,432||$11,664|
Costs are as of the 2020-2021 academic year. Totals are estimates and do not include books, practicum fees, or other incidental fees. Rates are subject to change at any time by the Board of Trustees. For more information about Kent State's tuition and fees, see the university fee register or visit the Kent State University tuition website.
Funding & Financial Aid
At Kent State University, we strive to make the financial aid process as simple as possible. Our financial aid services and scholarship programs help a wide range of students make their goals affordable. Financial aid options for Adult/Adolescent SANE Certificate students include:
- Tuition Reimbursement: Many employers will pay some or all of the cost of a certificate program. Talk with your human resources department to find out if you qualify.
- Federal Loans and Grants: You may be eligible for federal and/or private loans and federal/state grants. Contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000 for more information.
- Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program: Repays up to 85% of unpaid loan debt for licensed registered nurses who work full-time in an eligible Critical Shortage Facility (CSF) in a high need area.
Tuition can be paid online using a credit card or check, by mail with a check, or in-person with a check.
Monthly payment plan options are available.* Tuition can be spread out over 3, 4, or 5 monthly payments.
Students who are receiving tuition reimbursement through their employer can apply to defer tuition payment to after the semester ends.*
* Fall and spring semester only