Transforming the Care for Victims of Sexual Assault

Published: Nov. 29, 2016

Last month at the nation’s largest nursing conference, an award-winning Omaha nurse stood onstage, her image magnified on a huge video screen.

In that very public setting in Orlando, Florida, she recalled a most private moment years before in Omaha: The first time she sat with a woman who had been raped, Anne Boatright said, she lacked the training to support her in the worst moment of her life.

That experience,” she told the audience, “inspired me to seek formal education and training to become a sexual assault nurse examiner, which has changed the course of my life.”

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