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Maintaining Currency of Practice

Nursing practice and forensic science are continually evolving and refining. To stay current with the science of forensic nursing, SANEs should participate in ongoing continuing educational activities. Education specific to forensic nurses is available through specialty nursing associations such as the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and the Emergency Nurses Association. Education should include updates on issues and trends in sexual assault care and patient care for this population. SANE programs and facilities should support the ongoing educational needs of SANEs, both financially and by providing education.