UW-Milwaukee program trains forensic nurses; Study questions system flagging at-risk students

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An educator holds a sexual assault evidence kit in an exam room
Director of the forensic nursing program at the Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Bonnie Price, holds an evidence kit in the examination room at the hospital in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. A nationwide shortage of sexual assault nurse examiners means that rape victims are often forced to drive from hospital to hospital to find someone trained to examine them. Steve Helber/ AP Photo

We learn about a program at UW-Milwaukee to train nurses to collect evidence in sexual assault cases. Then we hear that Wisconsin’s system to identity students at risk of not graduating may be ineffective at helping students succeed.

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  • New university program for training sexual assault nurse examiners

    Wisconsin has fewer than 50 people certified as sexual assault nurse examiners by the International Association of Forensic Nurses. We talk with the creators of a new training program at UW-Milwaukee about efforts to address shortages and burnout of forensic nurses.

  • Wisconsin schools use algorithm to identify students at risk of dropping out; new report questions effectiveness

    Wisconsin uses early warning systems in schools to predict students at risk of not graduating. A recent study from University of California, Berkeley shows the algorithms may be accurate but are ineffective. We hear from two authors of the report on how machine learning can be improved to help struggling students.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Peninnah Kako Guest
  • Jacqueline Callari Robinson Guest
  • Tolani Britton Guest
  • Juan Perdomo Guest

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