Kentucky: Domestic Violence Training for Nurses

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Intended Audience

This course is primarily intended for nurses educated outside of Kentucky who must earn three (3) contact hours of KBN-approved domestic violence CE within three years of licensure into Kentucky. Other allied healthcare professionals may also benefit from the contents of this course.

General 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.

Expectations & Goals

This continuing education course will equip healthcare professionals with the basic knowledge and competency to recognize and respond to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, child abuse, and elder abuse.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the types of domestic violence
  • Describe the characteristics of domestic violence victims
  • Understand 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


  • Kentucky Board of Nursing Provider ID: 0030-12-23
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review
  • Interactive Elements
  • Lesson Recall Self Assessment
  • Slides Presentation
  • Take Home Resource
  • Autograded
  • Lesson Quizzes
  • Passing 80%+
  • Quiz Retakes
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