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Increasing Access, Recruitment and Retention of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

Michigan State University College of Nursing

4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Nurses, general

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; training current healthcare professionals so that they will be able to serve a broader population


Michigan State University College of Nursing received $1,454,563 from HRSA to increase access, recruitment, and retention of sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) in underserved, rural areas of Michigan. With the grant funding, MSU College of Nursing will financially support a diverse group of 150 nurses through SANE training and certification, provide new SANE education opportunities through 14 new training options and a resource toolkit, and facilitate community focus groups to identify barriers for the training, practice, collaboration, and sustainability of SANE programs.

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