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March 2020 SANE-A Training Location Change

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the primary location for the SANE-A training on March 6-8 is now being held at The Millennium Centre

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The Millennium Centre is located at 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37614

Additional Information:

  • Training will be held in room 230 on the second floor.
  • The Millennium Centre is directly across from ETSU, beside The Carnegie.
  • There is ample parking in the parking deck located behind the Carnegie Hotel.
  • Training begins at 8:00am and ends at 5:30pm.


The secondary/satellite training site will be held at Ballad Greeneville Community Hospital East. Greeneville Community Hospital East is located at 420 Tusculum Blvd. Greeneville, TN 37745.

Additional Information:

  • Park and enter the main hospital entrance. 
  • Take the elevators to the 5th floor to nursing administration. 
  • Training will be held in room 149. 
  • Training begins at 8:00am and ends at 5:30pm. 

*It is important that you check your email if you are attending the training. Updates and additional information are sent to the email address provided on the application. 

March 2020 SANE-A Training Update

Due to construction at the Nave Center and a growing number of applicants, the March 2020 SANE-A Training in Elizabethton will be moved to a new location. We are thrilled that so many area nurses are interested in SANE training and education and want to accomodate everyone. 

 If you have already signed up for the March 2020 SANE-A Training, we will be emailing location updates soon.

We also still have spots available at our satellite training site in Greeneville at the Greeneville Community Hospital. 

If you are interested in attending the 2020 SANE-A training on March 6-8 and March 14-15, apply here.   



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2019 HELP SARA Grant Yearly Review

 In 2019, we made great strides toward improving the quality of services and care for victims of sexual assault throughout our region. Thanks to funding from the HELP SARA grant, we were able to secure telehealth equipment for local clinics and hospitals and train local/regional nurses to become certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. For more information, click the link below.  

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ETSU College of Nursing professor becomes Northeast TN’s only certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

mccooksanestoryJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — In the entire eight-county region of Northeast Tennessee, only one nurse is certified as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent (SANE-A).

According to a release from East Tennessee State University, Dr. Judy McCook is a professor in ETSU’s College of Nursing, and she recently earned her SANE-A certification.

McCook will use her new certification to provide exams and care on campus for patients, while also providing SANE education and training for those wanting to follow in her footsteps.

With the help of a grant the college of nursing received last year, the college will obtain an innovative educational model for SANE teaching purposes. The university hopes to certify at least 21 SANE nurses in three years through the grant.

A conference entitled How Forensic Care Helps Survivors of Human Violence” will be hosted by ETSU on August 8 and 9 at the Carnegie Hotel to further SANE training. It will feature internationally renowned forensic nursing expert Dr. Patrick Speck, who will speak on human trafficking and trauma-informed care.

In an effort to help more victims, the College of Nursing at ETSU will be using a $1.4 million grant to train more nurses over the course of three years. “We have a grant that we are working in the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee and one of the criteria for the grant is that we train sexual assault nurse examiners: both adolescent adults as well as pediatrics,” Dr. McCook said.

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