UTHSC receives $1.5M grant for sexual assault nurse examiner training
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) received a $1.5 million grant to expand its sexual assault training program for nurses.
The three-year grant will allow more training for nurses to address survivors’ needs and provide trauma-informed care.
There are only five nurses with this training certification in the 21 counties across West Tennessee. Four of those nurses are in Shelby County.
Starting next month, a recruitment plan will start to find 61 registered nurses or advanced practice registered nurses to participate. The hope is to find nurses that are in rural and underserved areas.
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