Amanda has been a Registered Nurse for 10 years, a state certified Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) for 7 years, and an Internationally Certified Forensic Nurse Examiner since 2018. She received her AD in nursing from Laboure College in 2009, and her BSN through Western Governor's University in 2017. She is active in Maine’s forensic nursing community attending SAFE Program Advisory Board meetings, precepting SAFEs in Training, teaching in the 40-hour Adult/Adolescent SAFE course, and she provides educational sessions on forensic nursing at schools of nursing, hospitals and in the community.
Amanda worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bangor, emergency department for 6 years and has maintained practice as an emergency travel nurse in Maine and Massachusetts for the past 5 years. During her tenure at St. Joe’s she provided care and treatment for patients who had suffered sexual assault/abuse; did outreach with high risk populations at local homeless shelters including Bangor’s teen shelter, Shaw House, and the Bangor Area Adult Homeless Shelter. She and her colleagues partnered with the Salvation Army’s anti-trafficking efforts, and remain active participants with the Penobscot County Sexual Assault Response Team, and S T A R T teams.
She works part time at Hope Rising, a residential program for survivors of human trafficking where she provides support to survivors including addiction counseling, practical life skills and community reintegration. in 2017, Amanda completed an internship at The Children's Hospital of Pittsburg’s child abuse clinic and Child Advocacy Center. Because of her anti-trafficking work in the community, she and her colleagues have been invited to present on Human Trafficking at the New England Emergency Medical Technician conference in 2014, the University of Maine in 2015, Husson University in 2016, and both the Healthcare Conference of Human Trafficking and the NTI school in 2019.
As part of the University of New England Advanced Practice Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner team, Amanda provides training, guidance and support to hospitals and forensic nurses in the Northern region of Maine. This partnership will endeavor to enhance the efficacy and practice of forensic nursing and to bring to light the expertise and universal benefit that forensic nurses offer to the profession of nursing as well as the communities they serve.
Bachelors in the Science of Nursing
Western Governors University
Associates Degree of Nursing
Licensed Practical Nurse diploma
Associates Degree of Liberal Arts and Humanities
Board Certifications and Licenses
International Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- Adult
International Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner- Pediatrics
Licensed Practical Nurse
Child Abuse Clinic
Children's Hospital of Pittsburg
Downeast Community Hospital
St Joseph Hospital
Redington Fairview General Hospital
Franklin Memorial Hospital
<br />Community Interventions
Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
Domestic and sexual violence intervention and education
LGBT Rights and Advovacy
Health Disparities for LGBTQ Populations
and policy; human trafficking
Legal and Ethical Issues in Social Work
Advanced social work practice; social work practice models; non-offending parents of sexually abused children; women in corrections; advanced field education models; reflexive practice;<br />collaborative partnerships.
Violence against women
Rural Primary Care<br />Women's Health<br />Medicaid and healthcare for the under-served
and prevention aspects of child abuse
Adult Critical Care/Trauma
Emergency Medicine<br />Trauma Critical Care<br />Clinical Toxicology
ECHO model collaboration
Invited Plenary Presentation
2019- NTI School: "Healthcare Response to Human Trafficking"
2019- Maine Healthcare Conference on Human Trafficking: "The SJH model"
2016- Husson University- Student Nurse Organization: "Healthcare Response to Human Trafficking"
2015- University of Maine: "What is Forensic Nursing?"
2014- New England Emergency Medical Technician conference: "Identification and Treatment of Human Trafficking Survivors"