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Apply Now: Job Analysis Panel
It is time for the Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification (CFNC) to update the SANE-A and SANE-P certifications exams. The Job Analysis Panel — a group of seven SANE-A and SANE-P dual-certified nurses — will guide this important work. Please lend your time and energy and expertise.
Who may apply?
Apply Online by March 23, 2017
- Dual-certified (SANE-A and SANE-P) registered nurses (or the international equivalent)
- Certificants who are able to perform some pre-meeting work and attend an onsite meeting in North Carolina on May 1-2, 2017
There is still time to for your Poster Abstract Submission for the 2017 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice.
Find out more about the tracks, timelines, and more online here. Deadline is May 8.
- Have you developed a new forensic nursing project?
- Do you have research in progress?
- Do you want to share your ideas with colleagues?
Are you taking the April SANE Certification Exam? Enhance your preparation with Online Practice Questions and Exam Prep webinars.
Purchase Your SANE Prep Guide while supplies last!
IAFN is once again collaborating with the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) to offer a $10,000 research grant to a forensic nurse researcher. Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. If there are no member applications, or no high-quality proposals from association members, non-member applicants will be considered, with the selected grantee required to become a member of IAFN in order to receive funding. The focus of this grant is restricted to research focused on forensic nursing science.
This award is part of the 2017 Nursing Research Grants which offers nursing research awards to beginner and experienced nurse researchers. Information about all of the awards is available here.
The online application is available now. All applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on May 1.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
In assault cases, when it’s a victim’s word against the abuser’s, medical evidence can make or break a criminal case.
For decades in San Diego County, victims of sexual assault and child abuse have been examined by specially trained forensic nurses who expertly document their injuries to aid in prosecution.
The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah lawmakers have passed a bill that would require all rape kits be tested for DNA at the state's crime lab — but at half the funding originally sought.
The Senate unanimously passed HB200 on Tuesday, and the bill is now on its way to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature, veto or omission.
Bill sponsor Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, said that she was "ecstatic" that the measure soon may become law.
This issue focuses on overview of medical error disclosure programs. Programs such as these tend to reduce lawsuits, legal expenses and judgments. This issue talks about legislative and coverage considerations, overcoming potential barriers to disclosure, suggested strategies when responding to an event, and teaching staff how to apologize effectively and sincerely. The checklist included in this issue focuses on “The four R’s of medical disclosure error: Reporting, Reaching Out, Review and Resolution.”
The Department of Justice filed a motion in Washington State federal court on Friday to dismiss its indictment against a child porn site. It wasn’t for lack of evidence; it was because the FBI didn’t want to disclose details of a hacking tool to the defense as part of discovery. Evidence in United States v. Jay Michaud hinged at least in part on information federal investigators had gathered by exploiting a vulnerability in the Tor anonymity network.
The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
The Washington Senate passed a measure that seeks to protect victims of sexual assault in Washington state by removing a two-year limit protection order from the existing law.
The Republican-controlled Senate passed the bill on a 43-6 vote Wednesday. A similar bill passed in the Democratic-controlled House last month.
U.S. Department of Justice
Applications due April 28.
Eligible applicants are
1, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal
governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior)
that collect, store, maintain,
and/or send forensic DNA evidence to an existing and accredited crime laboratory that complies
with the DNA Quality Assurance Standards and participates in the National DNA Index System
This study sought to replicate and extend research findings on subtypes of child
maltreatment, childhood exposure to domestic violence, subsequent forms of victimization, and
stress in relation to antisocial behavior, crime, and adulthood IPV perpetration and victimization.
The study also investigated protective factors for maltreated children and predictors of self-
reported crime desistence among maltreated and multiply victimized children.
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