Veteran ETSU Professor Becomes First Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in Tri-Cities, TN Area
An ETSU College of Nursing professor is now the lone certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for Adults and Adolescents in Northeast Tennessee.
Dr. Judy McCook, recently earned this certification, making her one of 1,140 nurses worldwide to have this credential. McCook will use her certification at ETSU’s Health Center to provide forensic exams and care towards patients who have experienced sexual assault. She will also provide education and training for nurses who want to become Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.
“I don’t plan to be the only certified SANE for long,” McCook said. “I am so pleased we have three nurses prepared to take the SANE-A exam this September. ETSU is committed to training more nurses to become SANEs and to fill a need in our health care facilities and communities.”
To further training in this area, ETSU will host a conference titled “How Forensic Care Helps Survivors of Human Violence” on August 8 and 9 at the Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City. In addition, the University will also hold a SANE-P training time that will cover care of sexual assault patients from birth through age 18. This is a five-day, 43-hour training held at Niswonger Children’s Hospital October 14-18.
Registration is free for both the conference and the SANE-P training, but space is limited. Registration for both events is available by clicking here or by email email@example.com.
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