School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.


SANE Training

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This 40-hour program is designed for law enforcement, medical professionals, attorneys and advocates who are interested in developing their roles within a multidisciplinary team. The training will focus on a patient-centered multidisciplinary team approach to care for adult and adolescent patients of sexual violence.  

Cost: $500 for the five-day training.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
A registered nurse who has been specially trained to provide comprehensive care to the sexual assault patient, demonstrates competency in conducting a medical/forensic exam, and has the training to be an expert witness.

Training Topics
  • Forensic Nursing Fundamentals
  • Medical Forensic Assessment
  • Sexual Assault Investigation
  • Identifying Forensic Evidence
  • Michigan Criminal Law
  • Preparing for Court Testimony 
  • Emotional Survivor for Responders

The topics listed are considered essential content and focus on the acute adolescent/adult patient. Additional topics or content may be added that are specific to the practice environment.

Renae Diegel, RN, BBL, CEN, CLNC, CMI-III, SANE-A, CFN, CFC, DABFN, DABFE, is a forensic nurse examiner, a former medical death investigator, and the program administrator of forensic nursing  services  for Turning Point’s Forensic Nurse Examiner Program. In her current positions, she provides services that include caring for living patients of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, trauma, and neglect.

Her passion for this specialty area of nursing practice shines through her various commitments. She is an active member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, is a level III certified medical investigator, a certified forensic nurse, and certified forensic consultant for the American College of Forensic Examiners International. Renae has earned the distinction of Diplomat with the American Board of Forensic Nurses (DABFN), and American Board of Forensic Examiners (DABFE). She is a respected and sought-after presenter, having shared her forensic nursing expertise with national and international audiences. In addition to being an invited guest speaker at many educational events around the world, Renae is a published author in Forensic Nursing. Renae’s nursing roots are deep— she has extensive experience as an emergency room/trauma nurse. Renae will also draw from her legal consulting experiences to provide an interesting and important perspective to these discussions. This dynamic and engaging presentation is one you surely do not want to miss!
Ceus/Sane Certification
Nurses who attend all five days will be awarded 40 contact hours/4 CEUs. This conference follows the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult / Adolescent Educational Guidelines set by the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Nurses who attend all five days will receive the 40 hours of required coursework to begin the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- Adult / Adolescent (SANE-A) certification examination.
Sponsorship information available by contacting Kelly Berishaj at

Oakland University School of Nursing
Macomb County Community College Criminal Justice Training Center
Turning Point, Inc.
Wayne County Safe
Location and
Macomb Community College Emergency Services Training Center
21901 Dunham Road
Clinton Township, MI 48036 ( map)

Seminar Schedule
7:30 a.m.  Registration
8 a.m.  Seminar begins
Lunch (on your own)
5 p.m.  Seminar ends (evaluations to follow)