MSN, RN, CNS, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN
Val Sievers is a Forensic Clinical Nurse Specialist with more than 35 years of healthcare experience as a registered nurse, advanced practice nurse, educator, and consultant with extensive practice experience in the arenas of emergency and critical care nursing, academic education, and forensic clinical practice. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sievers provides advanced education to healthcare and interdisciplinary professionals regarding the care and treatment of patients affected by violence and abuse, to include evidentiary examinations for adult, adolescent, and child survivors of sexual and physical abuse.
She is currently dual board certified as an adult-adolescent and pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner. In addition, Sievers has provided consultation to hospitals, healthcare agencies, non-profit organizations, communities, and military installations regarding collaborative strategies for developing or improving a response to those affected by violence. Sievers worked in the position of Colorado SANE Project Coordinator/Director for 15 years, a project funded by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, before moving the position and funding to the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs to support an academic and clinical foundation for forensic nursing education.
In 1995, Sievers and emergency nurse colleagues developed the first Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program in Colorado at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs and for 24 years provided forensic healthcare services to children, adolescents, and families at Safe Passage, a Children's Advocacy Center. Currently, Sievers is owner of MedLaw Consultants, LLC, a forensic healthcare consulting practice.