SANE Sustainability Online Course

I am pleased to announce that IAFN and NSVRC are offering a 6 week online SANE Sustainability course, beginning in April. I will be teaching it, along with Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, and it will be specifically aimed at the issues that impact program managers, such as budgeting, recruitment and retention, and more. There is an application process, and a limited number of spots are available, so please note the deadline in the announcement. A second offering of this course will occur in late summer. All of the details after the jump.

From the announcement:

Are you a SANE program manager struggling with recruiting and retaining staff, budgeting, and program management?  Do you ever think, “Wow, they sure didn’t teach this in school!” Consider applying for this free, online 6-week SANE Sustainability course offered by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Taught by nationally recognized experts, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P and Jenifer Markowitz ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, this course will provide education and skill building on issues of program sustainability, including budgeting, staffing, and collaboration, as well as ongoing technical assistance and capacity building to SANE Program Managers. Approximately 15 nursing contact hours (CE) will be awarded upon completion of the course.

Eligibility: Attendees must either be a current SANE Program Manager (nurse or non-nurse) or a nurse who aspires to become a SANE program manager.

Cost: the course is free, but requires a commitment to attend all 6 weeks and devote a minimum of 2.5 hours per week to webinars and assignments. Students must complete the entire course to receive the 15 nursing CEs.  Students will also receive a certificate upon completion.

Format: each week, attendees will view a recorded webinar on that week’s topic.  The webinar will be followed by a homework assignment and then a live discussion webinar to further explore the topic.

Agenda: the course will begin April 1 and coursework must be completed by May 31.  Live, real-time webinars will be held at 2 pm Eastern Time on Mondays. Students should plan to attend these sessions in real-time after watching the week’s recorded content at their leisure. Click the above link Web-Based SANE Sustainability Training Application to view the course agenda for each Monday.

How to Apply: submit the online application before March 10, 2013. If you are interested and unable to participate in this first round, this course will be repeated in late summer. The application period for the second round will open in June.