Sexual violence is a major public health concern throughout the United States and the world. Though the annual numbers are staggering, sexual violence is not given the attention of many other health and safety issues. Attention is less focused on the outlying rural areas in which sexual violence care is lacking. Many medical residents and APNs will go into practice in rural or suburban areas without access to the services of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). Further, the basic education of nurses and physicians rarely includes content regarding the care of a patient who is suffering the trauma of sexual violence. Therefore, many physicians, APNs, and registered nurses will be called upon to provide care to victims of sexual violence ill prepared to meet all of the patient’s medical and legal needs. The purpose of this Clinical Doctorate Capstone Project was to implement an educational program to inform health care providers at a rural community hospital in Tennessee of current standards of practice for the provision of care to victims of sexual violence. It is anticipated that knowledgeable health care providers will provide access to care that meets the national standards and subsequently improve health and legal outcomes for victims of sexual violence. The in-service wherein the educational program was presented had a total of 59 attendees with approximately 34% (n=20) of the participants completing both a pretest and posttest. A paired samples t-test was conducted to evaluate the impact of the intervention on health care provider’s knowledge regarding appropriate care for victims of sexual violence. There was a significant increase in scores from pre-test (M= 0.95, SD= 0.312) to post-test (M=8.5, SD= 0.401, t= 2.093, p < .05). This difference suggests that the education program had a positive impact on provider knowledge. Recommendations for future research and implementation of evidence-based practice include replication of the workshop in other rural communities to increase the current knowledge base about rural practice related to the care of sexual violence victims. Sending questionnaires to the hospital health care providers at 6 and 12 months could provide significant information about retention of information and the use of program educational components. It is anticipated that a review of the records of victims of sexual violence cared for at the location of the original workshop, 12 months following completion of this capstone project, will identify changes in practice that have occurred as a result of implementing evidence in practice. Also, further research regarding rural attitudes about sexual violence victims and the importance of care could yield information important to the content included in future workshops. Recommendations for nursing academia include updating curricula to meet the recommendations of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).