California – Domestic Violence Training for Nurses

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Course Description

This course is an overview of the basic knowledge and competencies required to recognize and respond to actual and potential incidence of domestic violence. It covers related factors, manifestations, related legislations, prevention strategies, and responsibilities of healthcare providers in the context of domestic violence.


Intended Audience

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare professionals will be able to: 

  • Identify the types of domestic violence
  • Describe the characteristics of domestic violence victims
  • Explain the risk factors, lethality issues, and dynamics of domestic violence
  • Classify the implications and adverse effects of domestic violence on the individual, family, community, and healthcare system
  • Discuss a model protocol for addressing domestic violence
  • List resources for domestic violence victims
  • Explain mandatory reporting rules and the nurse’s role in relation to caring for patients in the context of domestic violence
  • Assess measures to prevent domestic violence
Credit/Contact Hours
  • Amy Adkins-Dwivedi, MS, APRN
Development Team
  • J. Kendall Perkinson
  • Margaret Chinn, MEd, MSW
  • Trisha Moreno
  • English
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Expiration Date
February 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review
  • Case Studies
  • Slides Presentation
  • Take Home Resource
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Graded Lesson Mini Quizzes
  • Passing 80%+
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