SANE-A 40-Hour On-site Education


Conducted by Linda E. Ledray, PhD, RN, SANE-A, FAAN, a leading sexual assault researcher and SANE educator


Linda Ledray

Dr. Linda E. Ledray is the director of the SANE-SART Resource Service in Minneapolis. She provides training and consultation to many SANE–SART programs throughout the United States and overseas.

In 1977 Dr. Ledray founded the Sexual Assault Resource Service, one of the nation’s first SANE programs. In 2012 Dr. Ledray received the National Crime Victim Service Award from Attorney General Eric Holder for her more than 35 years of devoted service to sexual assault victims and survivors.


The 40-hour didactic course delivers current, evidence-based and comprehensive training covering “everything” the RN or MD needs to know to conduct an effective sexual assault exam and work as a member of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

The course also meets the didactic training requirements of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) to sit for their international certification examination. 

Nurses participating in this program indicate it is one of the most exciting courses they have attended. After completing the course, they report feeling prepared to complete the clinical component.

Please contact Dr. Ledray at or the program administrator at for information about site requirements and costs.

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