Forensic Nurse Examiner Program

The FNE Program seeks to reduce the physical and psychological trauma of sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence victims through sensitive and timely medical examinations performed by specially trained nurse examiners and through the collaboration of the interdisciplinary community response teams. FNE stands for forensic nurse examiner (formerly called SANE: sexual assault nurse examiner). CHI Health’s FNE Program has specially trained nurses in crisis intervention that provide:

  • Injury detection and treatment
  • Health care pertaining to sexual assaults (sexually transmitted infection screening, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception)
  • Forensic medical evidence collection
  • Domestic violence crisis intervention
  • Testimony in judicial proceedings
  • Community resource connection

The program has expanded throughout the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area as well as Grand Island. CHI Health in Omaha now has five emergency departments where victims can be seen for sexual assault, domestic violence, and/or human trafficking. FNE nurses also respond to inpatient and outpatients units throughout the health system as necessary. This ensures that every victim has the opportunity to receive the collaborative efforts necessary for healing.

A special thanks to our donors including the Mutual of Omaha Foundation, Epic Charitable Fund, Union Pacific Foundation, and our community and employee donors for their support of our FNE Program