A. The Board shall approve two RN-FNE standardized curricula as follows:
(1) An RN-FNE-Adult curriculum for the examination of adults and individuals 13 years old or older; and
(2) An RN-FNE-Pediatric curriculum for the examination of children who are younger than 13 years old.
B. New RN-FNE training programs shall:
(1) Be approved by the Board before implementation of the FNE training program;
(2) Ensure that the didactic and clinical experiences are the same as existing FNE programs;
(3) Teach the Board-approved curriculum in forensic nurse practice and forensic evidentiary examinations; and
(4) Submit the qualifications and curriculum vitae of each faculty member to the Board for review before implementation of the training program.
C. An application for a new FNE program shall be submitted to the Board at least 6 months before the date of the first class.
D. The successful completion of the RN-FNE-Adult training program shall be a prerequisite to admission to the RN-FNE-Pediatric training program.
E. The RN-FNE-Adult training program shall include a minimum of 80 clock hours that includes:
(1) A minimum of 40 clock hours of theory; and
(2) A minimum of 40 clock hours of clinical experience with adults and individuals 13 years old or older.
F. The RN-FNE-Pediatric training program shall include a minimum of 62 clock hours that includes:
(1) A minimum of 30 clock hours of theory; and
(2) A minimum of 32 clock hours of pediatric clinical experience.
G. All clinical requirements for an FNE training program shall be completed within a 12-month period.
H. Faculty Qualifications.
(1) An RN-FNE educator who meets the requirements of this section or a physician whose credentials demonstrate experience in the skills required in forensic evidentiary examinations is qualified to teach both theory and clinical portions of the curriculum and may serve as clinical preceptor for the clinical practicum of the FNE training program.
(2) An RN-FNE educator who teaches in an RN-FNE training program or is the clinical preceptor of the training program shall:
(a) Be approved by the coordinator of the FNE program: and
(i) Have 2 years of experience as an RN-FNE or as a SANE, if from another state;
(ii) Have 1 year of FNE experience with ten forensic examinations performed; or
(iii) Be deemed by the FNE program coordinator to have the necessary FNE experience and competencies;
(b) Have experience teaching the adult learner;
(c) Possess broad knowledge and experience in the multidisciplinary treatment approach to family or sexual interpersonal violence, including intervention techniques; and
(d) Have either:
(i) Qualified as a forensic nurse examiner expert witness in a criminal proceeding; or
(ii) Obtained trial preparation experience with the State's attorney's office.
(3) The clinical preceptor for the clinical practicum of the FNE training program shall document the clinical competency of the RN-FNE candidate at the completion of the clinical practicum.
I. All changes, additions, or deletions to the FNE training program shall be submitted to the Board for approval not later than 3 months before the date of the first class.