Domestic, Sexual, and Intimate Partner Violence Nursing CE Course

This activity aims to educate the learner regarding domestic violence and sexual violence statistics, risk factors, prevention, and the most up-to-date best practices for the evidenced-based care of survivors.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • explore the incidence and prevalence of domestic violence (DV) and sexual violence (SV)
  • discuss the characteristics of perpetrators of DV and SV and outline the patterns of control utilized most commonly
  • summarize the impacts of DV and SV on various vulnerable populations, including health impacts, emotional impacts, short-term and long-term effects, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • contrast risk factors, protective factors, and methods to prevent DV and SV
  • recognize common indicators of abuse that healthcare professionals should be watchful for
  • explore screening tools to help healthcare professionals identify DV and SV early for immediate intervention
  • consider the individual needs of each survivor of DV and SV and the importance of delivering appropriate information, validation, and support
  • develop an understanding of available community resources for survivors, including, but not limited to, hotlines, shelters, support groups, advocacy groups, and legal aid
  • interpret DV and SV laws related to mandatory reporting within the United States
  • discuss the implications of quarantine during covid 19 and domestic violence
Domestic violence (DV) and sexual violence (SV) are national healthcare issues, and all healthcare professionals (HCPs) should be fully prepared to skillfully care for those impacted whenever necessary. The nurse or HCP should have specific knowledge of DV and SV indicators, risk factors, assessment techniques, and management skills to provide prompt intervention. Survivors of DV and SV should be partnered with local resources to support their immediate and ongoing needs. Further, the HCP should be aware of local and state laws that govern their practice upon recognizing survivors of DV and SV.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ANCC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
0 is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Our ANCC provider number is P0600.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ANCC


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This course is offered through NursingCE. 


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